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CVD Diamond for Electronic Devices and Sensors

ISBN: 978-0-470-06532-7
596 pages
March 2009
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Synthetic diamond is diamond produced by using chemical or physical processes. Like naturally occurring diamond it is composed of a three-dimensional carbon crystal. Due to its extreme physical properties, synthetic diamond is used in many industrial applications, such as drill bits and scratch-proof coatings, and has the potential to be used in many new application areas

A brand new title from the respected Wiley Materials for Electronic and Optoelectronic Applications series, this title is the most up-to-date resource for diamond specialists. Beginning with an introduction to the properties of diamond, defects, impurities and the growth of CVD diamond with its imminent commercial impact, the remainder of the book comprises six sections: introduction, radiation sensors, active electronic devices, biosensors, MEMs and electrochemistry. Subsequent chapters cover the diverse areas in which diamond applications are having an impact including electronics, sensors and actuators and medicine.

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Series Preface xi

Preface xiii

List of Contributors xxi

Basic Properties, Defects and Impurities, Surface properties and Synthesis

1 Basic Properties of Diamond: Phonon Spectra, Thermal Properties, Band Structure 3
Gordon Davies

2 Transport Properties of Electrons and Holes in Diamond 29
Jan Isberg

3 Point Defects, Impurities and Doping 49
Alison Mainwood

4 Surface Conductivity of Diamond 69
Lothar Ley

5 Recent Progress in the Understanding of CVD Growth of Diamond 103
J.E. Butler, A. Cheesman and M. N. R. Ashfold

6 Heteroepitaxial Growth 125
M. Schreck

Radiation Sensors

7 Detectors for UV and Far UV Radiation 165
Alan T. Collins

8 Diamond Radiation Sensors for Radiotherapy 185
Mara Bruzzi

9 Radiation Sensors for High Energy Physics Experiments 207
H. Kagan and W. Trischuk

10 CVD-Diamond Detectors for Experiments with Hadrons, Nuclei, and Atoms 227
E. Berdermann and M. Ciobanu

11 Neutron Detectors 257
G. Verona-Rinati

Active Electronic Devices

12 High-Power Switching Devices 277
Jan Isberg

13 H-Terminated Diamond Field-Effect Transistors 289
Makoto Kasu

14 Doped Diamond Electron Devices 313
E. Kohn and A. Denisenko

15 Optoelectronic Devices Using Homoepitaxial Diamond p –n and p –i –n Junctions 379
Toshiharu Makino and Hiromitsu Kato

Electrochemical and Biological Sensors

16 Biofunctionalization of Diamond Surfaces: Fundamentals and Applications 401
J. A. Garrido

17 Diamond Electrochemical Sensors 439
John S. Foord

Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems

18 CVD Diamond MEMS 469
J. Kusterer and E. Kohn

Superconductivity in CVD Diamond

19 Superconductivity in Diamond 549
Yoshihiko Takano

Index 563

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Dr. Ricardo Sussmann is a technical consultant and a senior research fellow in the solid-state group of the physics department at King's College London (UK). He is the former head of R&D at DeBeers Industrial Diamond Division. His research areas include processing of electronic components and characterization, synthesis and growth of inorganic semiconductors. He has published numerous papers in well-known scientific journals and has obtained numerous patents on ideas related to CVD diamond. He is on the committee of the annual European Diamond Conference.
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