Laser-assisted growth of diamond particulates on a silicon surface from a cyclohexane liquid

Lu, Y.F.; Huang, S.M.; Wang, X.B.; Shen, Z.X.
May 1998
Applied Physics A: Materials Science & Processing;1998, Vol. 66 Issue 5, p543
Academic Journal
Abstract. Excimer laser irradiation of a single-crystalline silicon surface immersed under cyclohexane liquid is demonstrated to form diamond particulates. Scanning electron microscopy and Raman spectroscopy have been used to study the deposited particulates. A mechanism based on the condensation of energetic carbon atoms into diamond-like films is proposed to explain the process.


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