Special Issue "Diamond and Its Related Nanostructured Thin Films/Coatings"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 August 2017)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Qiaoqin Yang

Department of mechanical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon SK S7N 5A9 Canada
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Interests: diamond and its related nanostructured thin films/coatings; superhard nanocomposite thin films/coatings; friction, wear and corrosion; plasma and ion beam deposition and etching; advanced tooling and biomedical applications

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Diamond has many outstanding mechanical and physical properties, such as superhardness, extremely high thermal conductivity, low thermal expansion coefficient, low friction coefficient, and high wear-corrosion resistance. Diamond coatings prepared by low temperature and low pressure vapor deposition using hydrocarbon gas precursors have attracted increasing interest to modify the surface properties of various substrate materials. Diamond and its related nanostructured thin films/coatings are expected to significantly enhance the surface properties of varous substrate material for a wide range of applications in mechanical, electrical, chemical, optical, environmental, nuclear, and biomedical engineering.

The present Special Issue of “Diamond and Its Related Nanostructured Thin Films/Coatings” aims at presenting the current state-of-the-art in synthesis, characterization, and application of Diamond and Its Related Nanostructured Thin Films/Coatings, a field that has blossomed since the 1980s. It intends to cover original research and critical review articles on recent advances in all aspects of the research area.

In the present Special Issue, we will also invite contributions from leading groups in the area with the aim of giving a balanced view of the current state-of-the-art in this discipline.

Prof. Dr. Qiaoqin Yang
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • diamond
  • diamond like carbon
  • nanostructures
  • thin films
  • coatings
  • vapor deposition

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Open AccessArticle Electrostatic Self-Assembly of Diamond Nanoparticles onto Al- and N-Polar Sputtered Aluminum Nitride Surfaces
Nanomaterials 2016, 6(11), 217; doi:10.3390/nano6110217
Received: 11 October 2016 / Accepted: 10 November 2016 / Published: 17 November 2016
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Abstract
Electrostatic self-assembly of diamond nanoparticles (DNPs) onto substrate surfaces (so-called nanodiamond seeding) is a notable technique, enabling chemical vapor deposition (CVD) of nanocrystalline diamond thin films on non-diamond substrates. In this study, we examine this technique onto differently polarized (either Al- or N-polar)
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Electrostatic self-assembly of diamond nanoparticles (DNPs) onto substrate surfaces (so-called nanodiamond seeding) is a notable technique, enabling chemical vapor deposition (CVD) of nanocrystalline diamond thin films on non-diamond substrates. In this study, we examine this technique onto differently polarized (either Al- or N-polar) c-axis oriented sputtered aluminum nitride (AlN) film surfaces. This investigation shows that Al-polar films, as compared to N-polar ones, obtain DNPs with higher density and more homogeneously on their surfaces. The origin of these differences in density and homogeneity is discussed based on the hydrolysis behavior of AlN surfaces in aqueous suspensions. Full article
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