Physics of the Solid State

, Volume 58, Issue 7, pp 1458–1462 | Cite as

Quasi-two-dimensional diamond crystals: Deposition from a gaseous phase and structural–morphological properties

  • A. M. Alexeev
  • R. R. Ismagilov
  • E. E. Ashkinazi
  • A. S. Orekhov
  • S. A. Malykhin
  • A. N. Obraztsov
Surface Physics and Thin Films


Diamond films predominantly consisting of plane micrometer-size crystallites with a thickness of several dozen nanometers have been deposited from a methane–hydrogen gas mixture activated by a dc gas discharge. The crystallite structure has been studied by scanning and transmission electron microscopy and diffraction. A possible mechanism of formation of plane crystallites during deposition of diamond from the gas phase has been discussed. It has been shown that the results agree with the theoretical concepts of formation of crystals with a face-centered cubic lattice.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. M. Alexeev
    • 1
    • 2
  • R. R. Ismagilov
    • 1
    • 2
  • E. E. Ashkinazi
    • 2
  • A. S. Orekhov
    • 1
    • 3
  • S. A. Malykhin
    • 1
  • A. N. Obraztsov
    • 1
  1. 1.Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Prokhorov General Physics InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Shubnikov Institute of CrystallographyRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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