Special Issue "Advances in Synthetic Diamond Materials"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Carbon Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Kazimierz Fabisiak
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Guest Editor
Institute of Physics, Kazimierz Wielki University, Bydgoszcz, Poland
Interests: CVD diamond; thin nono- and microctystalline films; diamond single crystal; optical spectroscopy
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Significant achievements in recent years in the synthesis of diamonds using CVD methods have resulted in easy access to this material for engineers and designers.

CVD diamond has a number of outstanding material properties that can enable exceptional performance in diverse applications.

It has long been recognized that diamond is a remarkable material characterized by extreme hardness and wear resistance. Other properties, such as optical, thermal, electrochemical, chemical, and electronic, also outclass competing materials.

The combination of these properties offers designers an engineering material with tremendous potential, offering solutions that can shift performance to new levels or enabling completely new approaches to challenging problems.

This Special Issue on “Advances in Synthetic Diamond Materials” invites scientists, designers, and engineers to publish their recent achievements concerning the material properties and characteristics of single crystal and polycrystalline CVD diamond, and how these can be utilized, focusing particularly on optics, electronics, and electrochemistry, and it is expected to summarize how CVD diamond can be tailored for specific applications, on the basis of the ability to synthesize a consistent and engineered high-performance product.

The Special Issue will cover (but not restricted) to the following topics:

  • Methods of synthesis of diamond meterials
  • Characterization of diamond materials (optical, electrical, structural, mechanical, etc.)
  • Tailoring diamond to its end application as chemo- and bio-sensors, transducers, optical elements, electronic devices, etc.;
  • Environmental applications and water treatment;
  • Smart materials and systems.

It is a great honor to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are welcome.

Prof. Kazimierz Fabisiak
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Diamond monocrystals and thin diamond films
  • Methods of synthesis and characterizations
  • Electrical, optical, thermal mechanical properties
  • Tailoring diamond materials to the end application
  • Electronic devices based on diamond materials

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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