Understanding the chemical vapour deposition of diamond - Mike Ashfold

Diamond is a remarkable material, with many exceptional properties. The presentation will provide:
A short overview of diamond growth by chemical vapour deposition (CVD) methods, and of some of the properties and applications of CVD diamond.
A summary of the gas phase chemistry that underpins diamond CVD, derived from careful experimental (laser and optical spectroscopy) measurements as a function of process conditions and companion modelling of the gas phase plasma chemistry (with colleague Dr Yuri Mankelevich at Moscow State University).
Some Insights into the elementary growth mechanisms involved in diamond CVD, as revealed by modelling studies of the gas-surface chemistry.
Reference: J.E. Butler, Y.A. Mankelevich, A. Cheesman, Jie Ma and M.N.R. Ashfold, Understanding the chemical vapour deposition of diamond: recent progress. J. Phys.: Condens. Matter (2009), 21, 364201. http://www.bristoldynamics.com/activity/diamond-chemical-vapour-deposition/ http://www.chm.bris.ac.uk/pt/diamond/