Laser-enhanced synthesis and processing of diamond films from liquid hydrocarbons

Jogender Singh, M. Vellaikal, J. Narayan

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We report synthesis of diamond films by pulsed laser irradiation on copper substrate immersed into liquid benzene. It is envisaged that carbon released from benzene at the liquid-solid interface is converted into diamond as a result of rapid quenching from a high temperature. The diamond crystallites were characterized using high resolution transmission electron microscopy imaging and electron diffraction techniques. Growth of thicker diamond films by subsequent chemical vapor deposition has been investigated by transmission and scanning electron microscopy techniques. Thin diamond film deposited during liquid phase provided seed for diamond growth during subsequent chemical vapor deposition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4351-4356
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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