Young's modulus of diamond-coated fibres and wires

ED Nicholson*, TW Baker, SA Redman, E Kalaugher, KN Rosser, NM Everitt, MNR Ashfold, PG Partridge

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Diamond-coated fibres and wires were produced by hot filament chemical vapour deposition (HFCVD) of diamond on a variety of core materials including tungsten (W) and silicon carbide (SIG). Fibres with a diamond volume fraction exceeding 95% have been produced. Three different methods of measuring the fibre Young's modulus (a resonance method, a bend test and a tensile test) are presented, together with recent results. Possible applications for such fibres include reinforcements in metal matrix composites (MMCs).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)658-663
Number of pages6
JournalDiamond and Related Materials
Issue number6-8
Publication statusPublished - May 1996


  • Young's modulus
  • diamond
  • fibres and wires
  • metal matrix composites


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