Nucleation and Growth Processes During the Chemical Vapor Deposition of Diamond


In situ microbalance measurements of diamond growth rates are described. These results can be used to test proposed mechanisms for diamond growth and suggest mechanisms for sp impurity incorporation. The Thiele modulus is a simple criterion for growth uniformity and is used to compare hot-filament and combustion-assisted growth.

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The authors gratefully acknowledge a National Science Foundation Materials Research Group grant. Mr. Sam Hubish provided support with the graphics. Some parts of this work appeared in the Proceedings of Advanced Materials 94, published by the National Institute for Research in Inorganic Materials, Tsukuba, Japan, 1994.

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Wang, Y., Evans, E.A., Kovach, C.S. et al. Nucleation and Growth Processes During the Chemical Vapor Deposition of Diamond. MRS Online Proceedings Library 363, 127–138 (1994).

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