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Title: Self-composite comprised of nanocrystalline diamond and a non-diamond component useful for thermoelectric applications

Abstract

One provides nanocrystalline diamond material that comprises a plurality of substantially ordered diamond crystallites that are sized no larger than about 10 nanometers. One then disposes a non-diamond component within the nanocrystalline diamond material. By one approach this non-diamond component comprises an electrical conductor that is formed at the grain boundaries that separate the diamond crystallites from one another. The resultant nanowire is then able to exhibit a desired increase with respect to its ability to conduct electricity while also preserving the thermal conductivity behavior of the nanocrystalline diamond material.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Downers Grove, IL
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Dimerond Technologies, LLC (Downers Grove, IL)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1013867
Patent Number(s):
7,572,332
Application Number:
11/380,283
Assignee:
Dimerond Technologies, LLC (Downers Grove, IL) ANL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Gruen, Dieter M. Self-composite comprised of nanocrystalline diamond and a non-diamond component useful for thermoelectric applications. United States: N. p., 2009. Web.
Gruen, Dieter M. Self-composite comprised of nanocrystalline diamond and a non-diamond component useful for thermoelectric applications. United States.
Gruen, Dieter M. Tue . "Self-composite comprised of nanocrystalline diamond and a non-diamond component useful for thermoelectric applications". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1013867.
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title = {Self-composite comprised of nanocrystalline diamond and a non-diamond component useful for thermoelectric applications},
author = {Gruen, Dieter M},
abstractNote = {One provides nanocrystalline diamond material that comprises a plurality of substantially ordered diamond crystallites that are sized no larger than about 10 nanometers. One then disposes a non-diamond component within the nanocrystalline diamond material. By one approach this non-diamond component comprises an electrical conductor that is formed at the grain boundaries that separate the diamond crystallites from one another. The resultant nanowire is then able to exhibit a desired increase with respect to its ability to conduct electricity while also preserving the thermal conductivity behavior of the nanocrystalline diamond material.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2009},
month = {8}
}

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