Applications of Diamond Films
Rapid laboratory development of CVD diamond materials has already brought the material to military and commercial application in selected areas, and a wider variety of products based on diamond films is about to be introduced across a broad spectrum of technologies. Successful diamond film applications development requires resolution of significant technical and economic challenges not present in fundamental research on the material. We will examine the development of a diamond film product now in OEM sales, and of several products about to be introduced. Technology development details will occupy most of the discussion, but the impacts of financing and market development, and the importance of close collaboration with application end users will be examined as well.