Synthesis of Nanocrystalline Diamond Films in Ar/H2/CH4 Microwave Discharges

  • F. Bénédic
  • F. Mohasseb
  • P. Bruno
  • F. Silva
  • G. Lombardi
  • K. Hassouni
  • A. Gicquel
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Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAII, volume 192)


This work deals with the investigation of the microwave plasma assisted CVD process employed for nanocrystalline diamond (NCD) deposition, using an Ar/H2/CH4 feed gas. The different steps required in order to insure the process control and optimization are considered. The stable process parameters providing the discharge stability and reproducibility are first determined. Then, the influence of the growth parameters on the film characteristics is examined. In particular, the effect of the surface temperature is probed combining both in-situ and ex-situ measurements. Finally, the potentiality of NCD films for the achievement of high frequency surface acoustic wave devices is illustrated.


nanocrystalline diamond microwave plasma CVD process control film characterization pyrometric interferometry surface acoustic waves 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Bénédic
    • 1
  • F. Mohasseb
    • 1
  • P. Bruno
    • 1
  • F. Silva
    • 1
  • G. Lombardi
    • 1
  • K. Hassouni
    • 1
  • A. Gicquel
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire d’Ingénierie des Matiriaux et des Hautes PressionsVilletaneuseFrance

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