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Synthetic Diamond: Emerging CVD Science and Technology

Karl E. Spear (Editor), John P. Dismukes (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-471-53589-8
688 pages
April 1994
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A riveting look at the science, technology and people involved in overcoming early impracticalities of the fledgling chemical vapor deposition (CVD) synthesis method and its development in today's state of commercial readiness. Provides insights into numerous vapor phase techniques. Surveys the synthesis, structure, properties and applications of diamondlike carbon. Details current and rapidly emerging applications, manufacturing and markets.
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Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:

The Vision of Diamond as an Engineered Material (M. Yoder).

Summary of Research on Diamond Growth from the Gas Phase in Russia (D. Fedoseev).

Development and Status of Diamondlike Carbon (A. Grill & B. Meyerson).

Vapor Phase Diagnostics in Diamond CVD (H. Thorsheim & J. Butler).

Physical, Chemical, and Microstructural Characterization and Properties of Diamond (W. van Enckevort).

Optical Properties and Optoelectronic Applications of Diamond (J. Pankove & C.-H.


Industrial Applications of Single-Crystal Diamond (M. Seal).

A Comparative Assessment of CVD Diamond Manufacturing Technology and Economics (J. Busch & J. Dismukes).

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