Laser plasma source of amorphic diamond

Collins, C. B.; Davanloo, F.; Juengerman, E. M.; Osborn, W. R.; Jander, D. R.
January 1989
Applied Physics Letters;1/16/1989, Vol. 54 Issue 3, p216
Academic Journal
Amorphic diamond films characterized by a high percentage of sp3 bonds have been prepared in an UHV environment with a laser plasma source of carbon ions. Peak power densities in excess of 1011 W/cm2 were found necessary to produce films at growth rates of 0.5 μm/h over areas of 20 cm2 having optical quality sufficient to show bright interference colors.


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