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7 June 2002 Nondestructive characterization and application of doped and undoped polycrystalline diamond films
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In this overview the mechanical, thermal and electrical properties of CVD (Chemical Vapor Deposition) diamond, determined by various non-destructive techniques, are highlighted and compared with calculations. In the case of Young's modulus the measurement results of high quality samples leads to an average value of 1126 GPa which is in good agreement with the calculated value of 1143 GPa and close to the Young+s modulus of single crystalline diamond. However, values as low as 242 GPa were determined on 300 +m thick bulk CVD diamond. The differences in the measurement results can be traced back to extended voids in the sample. A traditional heated bar technique was used to measure the temperature dependent thermal conductivity of CVD-diamond. High quality polycrystalline diamond films reached a room temperature thermal conductivity of 20.5 W cm-1 K-1. This value is comparable to the thermal conductivity of the best single crystal diamonds available. For the lower quality samples, boundary scattering and point defects are most likely responsible for the lower thermal conductivity. The electrical properties of B-doped polycrystalline diamond films were characterized by temperature dependent Hall and conductivity measurements. These measurements together with a semi-empirical model give insight in to the current transport mechanism. The model indicates, that the electrical mobility in diamond thin films is lower compared with single crystal diamond. However, the current conduction mechanism are essentially the same when compared with single crystal diamond.
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Matthias Werner, Thomas Koehler, Stephan Mietke, Eckhard Woerner, Colin Johnston, and Hans-Joerg Fecht "Nondestructive characterization and application of doped and undoped polycrystalline diamond films", Proc. SPIE 4703, Nondestructive Evaluation and Reliability of Micro- and Nanomaterial Systems, (7 June 2002);


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