Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Pages 43-123
  3. Pages 125-171
  4. Back Matter

About this book


This book deals with the deposition of a certain class of materials, namely the diamond-like superhard materials, in the form of thin films. Starting from concepts used to improve the hardness of a material, it is shown that the intrinsic hardness is highest for materials with low bond lengths, high coordination numbers, and low ionicities. It is further shown that such diamond-like materials (e.g. diamond, cubic boron nitride, tetrahedrically bonded carbon nitride) are distinguished by a variety of other unique and extreme properties.


boron deposition growth material materials mechanism mechanisms thin films

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-65629-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-49165-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0081-3869
  • Series Online ISSN 1615-0430
  • Buy this book on publisher's site