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Title: Conversion of fullerenes to diamonds

Abstract

A method of forming synthetic diamond or diamond-like films on a substrate surface. The method involves the steps of providing a vapor selected from the group of fullerene molecules or an inert gas/fullerene molecule mixture, providing energy to the fullerene molecules consisting of carbon-carbon bonds, the energized fullerene molecules breaking down to form fragments of fullerene molecules including C.sub.2 molecules and depositing the energized fullerene molecules with C.sub.2 fragments onto the substrate with farther fragmentation occurring and forming a thickness of diamond or diamond-like films on the substrate surface.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (1324 59th St., Downers Grove, IL 60515)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL
OSTI Identifier:
870136
Patent Number(s):
5462776
Assignee:
Gruen, Dieter M. (1324 59th St., Downers Grove, IL 60515) ANL
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
conversion; fullerenes; diamonds; method; forming; synthetic; diamond; diamond-like; films; substrate; surface; involves; steps; providing; vapor; selected; fullerene; molecules; inert; gas; molecule; mixture; energy; consisting; carbon-carbon; bonds; energized; breaking; form; fragments; including; depositing; farther; fragmentation; occurring; thickness; forming synthetic; synthetic diamond; method involves; inert gas; substrate surface; fullerene molecules; carbon bond; molecules including; providing energy; method involve; /427/117/423/428/

Citation Formats

Gruen, Dieter M. Conversion of fullerenes to diamonds. United States: N. p., 1995. Web.
Gruen, Dieter M. Conversion of fullerenes to diamonds. United States.
Gruen, Dieter M. Sun . "Conversion of fullerenes to diamonds". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/870136.
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title = {Conversion of fullerenes to diamonds},
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abstractNote = {A method of forming synthetic diamond or diamond-like films on a substrate surface. The method involves the steps of providing a vapor selected from the group of fullerene molecules or an inert gas/fullerene molecule mixture, providing energy to the fullerene molecules consisting of carbon-carbon bonds, the energized fullerene molecules breaking down to form fragments of fullerene molecules including C.sub.2 molecules and depositing the energized fullerene molecules with C.sub.2 fragments onto the substrate with farther fragmentation occurring and forming a thickness of diamond or diamond-like films on the substrate surface.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1995},
month = {1}
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