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Handbook of Industrial Diamonds Volume 2, Diamond Films and Carbon Coatings

By James Sung Copyright 2022
    388 Pages 65 Color & 266 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    388 Pages 65 Color & 266 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

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    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.

    1. High Pressure Synthesis of Saw Diamond

    2. Diamond Grit

    3. Diamond Saws

    4. Micron and Nanom Diamond

    5. Active Braze Coated Diamond

    6. Diamond Grinders

    7. Cubic Boron Nitride

    8. Diamond Pad Dresser

    9. Polycrystalline Diamond


    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 types of 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). Dr. Sung transferred diamond technology to startup Iljin Diamond (Korea) in 1986, which later became Asia’s largest diamond maker, and to Zhongnan Diamond and Huanghe Whirlwind (China) in 2003, which 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 global 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’s first DLC-cooled LED, which was later manufactured by Formosa Group (the largest company in Taiwan). Dr. Sung applied for over 1000 patents and has published over 100 papers and books. He has licensed technologies to 3M, Abrasive Technology, Tomei Diamond, EHWA, Ritek Group, and several other companies.