Dr. Peter K. Bachmann
Diamond thin film technology I. In the first article of a regular series Peter Bachmann of the Philips Research Labs in Aachen, FRG, describes the different methods used to deposit diamond in films (see figure). Diamond in this form has many applications e.g. as an abrasive material, in lithography masks, microwave windows, in heat sinks, and in LEDs to name just a few.