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Title: Conversion of fullerenes to diamond

Abstract

A method of forming synthetic hydrogen defect free diamond or diamond like films on a substrate. The method involves providing vapor containing fullerene molecules with or without an inert gas, providing a device to impart energy to the fullerene molecules, fragmenting at least in part some of the fullerene molecules in the vapor or energizing the molecules to incipient fragmentation, ionizing the fullerene molecules, impinging ionized fullerene molecules on the substrate to assist in causing fullerene fragmentation to obtain a thickness of diamond on the substrate.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. 1324 59th St., Downers Grove, IL 60515
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
869635
Patent Number(s):
5370855
Assignee:
Gruen, Dieter M. (1324 59th St., Downers Grove, IL 60515)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C23 - COATING METALLIC MATERIAL C23C - COATING METALLIC MATERIAL
C - CHEMISTRY C01 - INORGANIC CHEMISTRY C01B - NON-METALLIC ELEMENTS
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
conversion; fullerenes; diamond; method; forming; synthetic; hydrogen; defect; free; films; substrate; involves; providing; vapor; containing; fullerene; molecules; inert; gas; device; impart; energy; fragmenting; energizing; incipient; fragmentation; ionizing; impinging; ionized; assist; causing; obtain; thickness; defect free; forming synthetic; vapor containing; method involves; inert gas; involves providing; fullerene molecules; method involve; impart energy; /423/117/204/427/

Citation Formats

Gruen, Dieter M. Conversion of fullerenes to diamond. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Gruen, Dieter M. Conversion of fullerenes to diamond. United States.
Gruen, Dieter M. Sat . "Conversion of fullerenes to diamond". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/869635.
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