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IJE TRANSACTIONS B: Applications Vol. 15, No. 3 (October 2002) 255-260   

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  MORPHOLOGICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF COMBUSTION DEPOSITED DIAMOND CRYSTALS AND FILMS
 
 
M. A. Golozar

Department of Materials Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology
Isfahan 84154, Iran, golozar@cc.iut.ac.ir


H. R. Habibi Bajguirani


National Iranian Steel Company (NISCO), 685, Valyasr Street
Tehran, 15946, Iran
 
 
( Received: June 28, 2001 – Accepted in Revised Form: May 15, 2002 )
 
 

Abstract    Single crystals and polycrystalline diamond films of several thicknesses were deposited using oxygen/acetylene combustion flame technique. The substrate used was pure polycrystalline molybdenum subjected to mechanical polishing. Quality and microstructural characteristic of diamond produced were investigated using X-Ray diffraction, Raman Spectroscopy, Scanning and Transmission Electron Microscopy. Results obtained revealed that a good quality single and polycrystalline diamond could be produced. However, a combination of various defects such as twins, dislocations and stacking faults are always present.

 

Keywords    Morphology, Diamond, Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC), Combustion Flame Technique, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), Raman Spectroscopy

 

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