Device Application for Diamonds

  • M. W. Geis
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 266)


Diamond is a high band gap (5.5 eV) semiconductor that has superior properties to many of the commonly used semiconductors. The high breakdown voltage (ten times that of Si), exceptionally high thermal conductivity (five times that of copper), and hole and electron mobilities near 2000 cm2 V−1 s−1 result in projections of higher operating frequencies and significantly higher output powers than those obtainable with devices made of Si or GaAs.


Electron Mobility High Thermal Conductivity Naval Research Diamond Film High Output Power 

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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. W. Geis
    • 1
  1. 1.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyLincoln LaboratoryLexingtonUSA

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