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TitleThin Sheet of Diamond Has Worlds of Uses
Author(s)Sagoff, Jared
Publication DateApril 01, 2011
Unique IdentifierACC0399
Research OrgArgonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL
Sponsoring OrgU.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science (SC), Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES); Defense Advanced Research Project Agency, Office of Naval Research; National Science Foundation (NSF)
Other InformationRelated Patents: US 5,209,916 Conversion of fullerenes to diamond; US 5,328,676 Conversion of fullerenes to diamond; US 5,620,512 Diamond film growth from fullerene precursors; US 5,772,760 Method for the preparation of nanocrystalline diamond thin films; US 5,849,079 Diamond film growth argon-carbon plasmas; US 5,902,640 Method of improving field emission characteristics of diamond thin films; US 5,989,511 Smooth diamond films as low friction, long wear surfaces; US 6,447,851 Field emission from bias-grown diamond thin films in a microwave plasma; US 6,592,839 Tailoring nanocrystalline diamond film properties; US 6,793,849 N-type droping of nanocrystalline diamond films with nitrogen and electrodes made therefrom; US 6,811,612 Patterning of nanocrystalline diamond films for diamond microstructures useful in MEMS and other devices; US 7,368,658 High efficiency diamond solar cells; US 7,556,982 Method to grow pure nanocrystalline diamond films at low temperatures and high deposition rates; US 7,572,332 Self-composite comprised of nanocrystalline diamond and a non-diamond component useful for thermoelectric applications; US 7,718,000 Method and article of manufacture corresponding to a composite comprised of ultra nanocrystalline diamond, metal, and other nanocarbons useful for thermoelectric and other applications
KeywordsThin diamond films, buckyballs, ultrananocrystalline diamond, CVD, UNCD
Related Web PagesRichard Smalley, Buckminsterfullerene [the Buckyball], and Nanotubes
AbstractA new technique from Argonne National Laboratory creates thin diamond films that are helping industry save energy and could even be used in heart and eye implants.
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