- YANG, PC and ZHU, W. and GLASS, JT, DIAMOND NUCLEATION ON NICKEL SUBSTRATES SEEDED WITH NON-DIAMOND CARBON,
Journal of Materials Research, vol. 9 no. 5
pp. 1063--1066 .
(last updated on 2012/07/09)
Oriented diamond films have been nucleated on single crystal nickel substrates seeded with non-diamond carbon and annealed at high temperatures in atomic hydrogen. The non-diamond carbon seeds included graphite powders, fullerene (60) powders, and gaseous carbon species. It was found that these different non-diamond carbon powders or species were effective in the enhancement of oriented nucleation of diamond. The morphologies of diamond films were similar regardless of the types of carbon used, suggesting a common nucleation mechanism involved. Based on the experimental observations, a revised model was developed for the oriented nucleation of diamond on Ni.
Film growth;Nickel;Substrates;Chemical vapor deposition;Annealing;High temperature operations;Crystal orientation;Morphology;Mathematical models;Epitaxial growth;Powders;Carbon;