Understanding the chemical vapour deposition of diamond - Mike Ashfold

Diamond is a remarkable material, with many exceptional properties. The presentation will provide:
• A short overview of diamond growth by chemical vapour deposition (CVD) methods, and of some of the properties and applications of CVD diamond.
• A summary of the gas phase chemistry that underpins diamond CVD, derived from careful experimental (laser and optical spectroscopy) measurements as a function of process conditions and companion modelling of the gas phase plasma chemistry (with colleague Dr Yuri Mankelevich at Moscow State University).
• Some Insights into the elementary growth mechanisms involved in diamond CVD, as revealed by modelling studies of the gas-surface chemistry.
Reference: J.E. Butler, Y.A. Mankelevich, A. Cheesman, Jie Ma and M.N.R. Ashfold, Understanding the chemical vapour deposition of diamond: recent progress. J. Phys.: Condens. Matter (2009), 21, 364201. http://www.bristoldynamics.com/activity/diamond-chemical-vapour-deposition/ http://www.chm.bris.ac.uk/pt/diamond/