Chapter 2. Vapor Deposition of Crystalline Diamond

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr
  1. K. E. Spear,
  2. M. Frenklach,
  3. A. Badzian,
  4. T. Badzian and
  5. R. Messier

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470310502.ch2

12th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 2 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 9, Issue 9/10

12th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 2 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 9, Issue 9/10

How to Cite

Spear, K. E., Frenklach, M., Badzian, A., Badzian, T. and Messier, R. (1988) Vapor Deposition of Crystalline Diamond, in 12th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 2 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 9, Issue 9/10 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470310502.ch2

Author Information

  1. Materials Research Laboratory The Pennsylvania State University University Park, PA 16802

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1988

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374818

Online ISBN: 9780470310502

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Keywords:

  • crystalline;
  • atmospheric pressures;
  • coatings;
  • hydrogen-hydrocarbon mixtures;
  • activation

Summary

Crystalline diamond coatings can now be vapor deposited from hydrogen-hydrocarbon mixtures at less than atmospheric pressures and temperatures of about 800°-1000°C by using activated gases. This paper briefly reviews results from our studies of microwave plasma assisted vapor deposition and mechanistic hypotheses explaining why the growth of diamond occurs rather than graphite.