Fabrication of high density, adherent films of five-fold symmetric diamond crystals by hot filament chemical vapour deposition

Qiuping Wei, M. N. R. Ashfold, Z. M. Yu, Li Ma, D. F. Yin

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Five-fold symmetric diamond crystals (FSDCs) have been grown on a large variety of substrates by hot filament chemical vapour deposition (CVD) methods. High density, adherent films of FSDCs have been prepared on carbon steel with a thermal sprayed WC-Co interlayer, and their quality, adhesion and tribological behaviour were investigated. The diamond films show excellent adhesion under Rockwell indentation testing and when subjected to high-speed, high-load, long-time reciprocating dry sliding ball-on-flat wear tests against a Si3N4 counter-face in ambient air. Crown Copyright (C) 2011 Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-76
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011

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