Critical Assessment of State-of-the-Art of Growing Diamond

  • Nobuo Setaka
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 266)


Currently, diamond synthesis has been performed by three methods: static high pressure, dynamic high pressure and vapor deposition at low pressure. Diamond films prepared by vapor deposition have received great interest in several industrial fields. The growth of diamond films has been made feasible by utilizing various techniques of vapor deposition. It is important to note that pure diamond films have been prepared by a modified chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process. The CVD technique is a versatile materials fabrication technique for protective coatings, epitaxial and whisker growth, coating of particles, preparation of powder, vapor forming, vapor consolidation, etc. Diamond has several unique properties that cannot be replaced by other materials. Therefore, diamond growth by CVD is a potentially valuable tool opening new areas of diamond technology.


Chemical Vapor Deposition Graphitic Carbon Diamond Film Diamond Particle Whisker Growth 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nobuo Setaka
    • 1
  1. 1.National Institute for Research in Inorganic MaterialsTsukuba, Ibaraki 305Japan

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