1st Edition

Diamond Films Handbook

Edited By Jes Asmussen, D Reinhard Copyright 2002
    656 Pages
    by CRC Press

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    The Diamond Films Handbook is an important source of information for readers involved in the new diamond film technology, emphasizing synthesis technologies and diamond film applications. Containing over 1600 references, drawings, photographs, micrographs, equations, and tables, and contributions by experts from both industry and academia, it includes specific chapters that address film characterization methods and the physics and chemistry of film synthesis. Other topics include deposition chemistry, various techniques for diamond synthesis, diamond heat spreaders, thermal management diamond active electronic devices, and diamond film optics.

    1. Introduction 2. A Short History of Diamond Synthesis 3. Film Characterization Methods: Structure and Composition 4. Deposition Chemistry: Deposition Pathways, Nucleation, and Growth 5. Thermally Assisted (Hot-Filament) Deposition of Diamond 6. Plasma Torch Diamond Deposition 7. Microwave Plasma-Assisted Diamond Film Deposition 8. Combustion Synthesis of Diamond 9. Laser-Assisted and Optical Pumping Techniques for Diamond Synthesis 10. CVD Diamond Solutions for Machining and Other Mechanical Applications 11. Diamond Heat Spreaders and Thermal Management 12. Diamond Active Electronic Devices 13. Diamond Film Optics


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