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Growing diamond crystals by chemical vapor deposition

Russell J. Hemley, Yu-Chun Chen and Chih-Shiue Yan
Growing diamond crystals by chemical vapor deposition
Elements (March 2005) 1 (2): 105-108


The synthesis of large single-crystal diamonds by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) at high growth rate has opened a new era for applications of the material. Large and thick single crystals can now be produced at very high growth rates, and the mechanical properties, chemistry, and optical and electronic properties of the material can be tuned over a wide range. The single crystals can have extremely high fracture toughness and exceptionally high hardness following high-pressure/high-temperature annealing. CVD single-crystal diamonds will make possible a new generation of high-pressure-temperature experimentation to study Earth and planetary materials and should enable a variety of other new scientific and technological applications.

ISSN: 1811-5209
Serial Title: Elements
Serial Volume: 1
Serial Issue: 2
Title: Growing diamond crystals by chemical vapor deposition
Affiliation: Carnegie Institution of Washington, Geophysical Laboratory, Washington, DC, United States
Pages: 105-108
Published: 200503
Text Language: English
Publisher: Mineralogical Society of America and Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland and Mineralogical Association of Canada and Geochemical Society and Clay Minerals Society, International
References: 34
Accession Number: 2005-041379
Categories: General geophysics
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
Country of Publication: International
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2018, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 200515
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