252 pages | 140 Color Illus. | 65 B/W Illus.
This book on nanodiamonds is the first of its kind. Nanodiamonds are indispensable for polishing industrial materials (e.g., computer hard drives and read heads) and advanced ceramics (e.g., silicon carbide and gem diamond). The book is valuable for those dealing with nanodiamonds as well as for those interested in a general education of nanosize materials.
"Well-established high pressure production methods, commercial production of diamond abrasives, CVD films, PVD diamond-like carbon coatings (DLC), and micron- and nanosized materials produced using shock waves from explosive detonation are discussed. The many illustrations, SEM photos, and graphs form an excellent technical resource. There are also very good technical descriptions of each of the processing methods… very informative from a technical perspective, especially for materials scientists and those interested in the technology of diamonds."
—IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine
"The reader will re-realize how many properties diamond has, how it has the best characteristics among other materials, how wide its applications are, how new technology items are coming out in spite of its natural-born history. The introduction, 'Diamond in the Sky', is fascinating!"
—Dr Shinichi Shikata, AIST, Japan
Diamond in the Sky
Dawn of the Diamond Age
Diamond Synthesis in Perspective
Micron Fines and Nanodiamonds
Biological Applications of Diamond
Amorphous Diamond as Thermionic Energy Converters
Fluorinated DLC for Tribological Applications
Gem Diamond Growth