Special Issue "Diamond Films "

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Marcin Gnyba
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Guest Editor
Department of Metrology and Optoelectronics, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics Building A, EA 346, Gdansk, Poland
Interests: diamond layers; chemical vapor deposition; doped diamond; microelectronic materials; process control; molecular composition; photonics; simulations; coatings

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue refers to thin polycrystalline diamond layers that are produced mainly by chemical vapor deposition. Diamonds show a coincidence of important properties, including, e.g., hardness (HV = 115 GPa, Vickers scale), Young's modulus (E = 1.22 GPa), wide range of optical radiation transmission (from ultraviolet to far infrared), large thermal conductivity (λc = 20 W / cmK), and the possibility of electrical conductivity tailoring by doping of the lattice. Although thin diamond layers and doped diamond layers were developed several decades ago, they have become more and more popular in numerous applications in recent years, including high frequency and high power electronics, photonics, photovoltaics, electrochemistry, sensors, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), tribological coatings, and in heat-dissipating layers. This stimulates the search for novel diamond structures, as well as the development of methods for their design, manufacturing, and diagnostics. Therefore, the subject matter of the issue will cover all issues related to the synthesis and applications of the thin diamond layers, including but not limited to (1) simulation methods for the diamond layers and for tailoring their molecular composition, (2) manufacturing methods (including doping, control of crystallinity, dimensions and roughness of the layers as well as low-temperature deposition processes, deposition of diamond films on various substrates), (3) heterostructures based on diamond and other materials, (4) innovative applications of the films, e.g., in highly sensitive sensing structures, and (5) diagnostics tools for diamond layers, including, e.g., tools for in situ investigation of manufacturing processes.

Dr. Marcin Gnyba
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • diamond layers
  • chemical vapor deposition
  • doped diamond
  • microelectronic materials
  • process control
  • molecular composition
  • photonics
  • simulations
  • coatings

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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