Special Issue "Synthesis and Characterization of Diamond Crystals"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2019).
Prof. Vladimir Blank
1 Technological Institute for Superhard and Novel Carbon Materials, 108840, Centralnaya Str. 7a, Troitsk, Moscow 108840, Russia
2 Department of Molecular and Chemical Physics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology StateUniversity, 141700, Institutskiy Per. 9, Dolgoprudny, Moscow 141700, Russia
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Interests: superhard materials; synthetic diamonds; HPHT and CVD methods; carbon phase diagram; high tech diamond products; characterization of diamond crystals, including X-ray and optic properties
The appearance of diamond crystal synthesis and the measurement of their structure and properties began in the middle of the 20th century, and has expanded considerably until the present, when synthetic diamonds are produced on an industrial scale. Synthetic diamonds have become widely used in key areas of modern industry (mining industry, machinery building, electronics, medicine, aerospace, and so on).
The development of this area led to the synthesis of high-purity, semiconductor and multilayer diamond crystals, which have no natural analogues. Possessing unique functional and operational properties, such diamonds are used in high-tech areas of industry and in fundamental scientific research—these two features are the main reasons for producing the current Special Issue.
This Special Issue on “Synthesis and Characterization of Diamond Crystals” will provide a unique international forum where scientists, engineers and practitioners in the field will be able to share their most recent, novel findings and understanding of basic principles, advanced techniques, and applications of synthetic diamonds.
The topics summarized in the keywords provide general examples of more subtopics. This volume is especially open for any innovative contributions related to the aspects of diamond growth and the study of their properties.
Prof. Vladimir Blank
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Synthetic diamond
- Diamond growth
- Diamond characterization
- High-tech diamond application