1st Edition

Handbook of Industrial Diamonds
Volume 1, Superabrasives and Diamond Syntheses

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ISBN 9789814800600
June 30, 2021 Forthcoming by Jenny Stanford Publishing
438 Pages 44 Color & 320 B/W Illustrations

USD $199.95

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Book Description

Diamond's supreme properties can be realized by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) of diamond films with many applications, such as cutting tools, tweeter diaphragms, deep ultraviolet light-emitting diodes, radomes, CPU transistors, quantum computer, and MEMs. This volume provides extensive reviews on various CVD methods with examples. Meanwhile, there are other forms of carbon coatings, including diamond-like carbon, carbon nanotubes, and graphene. These carbon coatings possess properties derived from diamond. For example, graphene is actually flattened diamond's (111) face with superb electrical and thermal conductivities. For the first time, this book reveals a catalytic method to grow single-crystal graphene, whose applications are expected in heat spreaders, battery electrodes, interconnected circuits, and 6G antennae.

Table of Contents

1. Diamond in the Sky

2. The Dawn of Diamond Age

3. Ultrahard Materials

4. Diamond Synthesis in Perspective

5. CVD of Diamond Films

6. Polishing of Diamond Films

7. Cutting Tools

8. Diamond Heat Spreaders

9. Diamond Radiation Windows

10. Diamond Sound Transmitters

11. Diamond Semiconductors

12. Diamond Electrodes

13. PVD of Diamond-Like Carbon

14. Applications of Diamond-Like Carbon

15. Diamond Electron Emitters

16. Graphite Nanotubes

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James Sung received his PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1976. Since then until 1984, he was responsible for the high-pressure technology of manufacturing various industrial diamonds at General Electric (then the world’s largest diamond maker). Subsequently, he set up Diamond Technology Center for Norton (then the world’s largest diamond user), which fostered Norton Diamond Film (the world’s largest CVD diamond maker around 2000). Beginning in 1986, Dr. Sung transferred diamond technology to startup Iljin Diamond in Korea, which later became Asia’s largest diamond maker. In 2003, Dr. Sung transferred diamond technology to Zhonan Diamond and Huanghe Whirlwind in China; later both became and are still the world’s largest diamond makers.In 1994, Dr. Sung established a diamond-brazing technology for the Industrial Technology Research Institute in Taiwan. In 1997, he invented diamond grid technology and made Kinik Company the world leader of diamond pad conditioners, an indispensible consumable for the manufacture of integrated circuits worldwide. In 2011, he transferred diamond-like carbon (DLC)technology to Right Diamond and made the world first DLC-cooled LED, which was later manufactured by Formosa Group (the largest company in Taiwan). Dr. Sung applied for over 1000 patents and published over 100 papers and books. He licensed technologies to 3M, Abrasive Technology, Tomei Diamond, EHWA, Ritek Group, and several other companies.