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Title: Investigations into a novel processing route for diamond at low pressure
Author: Taylor, Phil
ISNI:       0000 0004 2748 0972
Awarding Body: University College London (University of London)
Current Institution: University College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 2006
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The tendency of diamond to revert to graphite in chemically aggressive environments and high temperatures is well documented. This phenomenon becomes problematic when processing diamond for use in semiconductor devices traditional techniques such as annealing of defect centres or ion implantation are inevitably accompanied by the production of a graphitic layer at the substrate surface. Because graphitisation at high temperature is essentially a surface phenomenon, it is hypothesised that this effect could be suppressed at high temperature by immersing diamond in a fluid that forms lower energy interfaces with diamond compared to those formed with graphitic carbons. In this thesis, investigations into a novel experimental technique to exploit this effect are described.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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