Accession Number:

ADA231555

Title:

Artifact Diamond Characterization

Descriptive Note:

Progress rept. 1 Jul-30 Dec 1990

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-01-22

Pagination or Media Count:

2.0

Abstract:

Three CVD diamond films were produced in a hot-filament reactor using acetone as the carbon source. The acetone was enriched 33 at the methyl carbon, and the total gas-phase concentrations were 5.3, 6.4, and 7.4. Static solid- state NMR measurements of hydrogen concentration, sp2sp3 carbon bonding environments, and carbon-13 spin-lattice relaxation have been made on these films while they remain intact on their substrates. The hydrogen concentration was found to be below 1 at. in each film. Increasing sp2 content is found with increasing gas-phase carbon concentration. Ongoing measurements are aimed at understanding the sp3 region of the NMR spectra and its relationship to Raman measurements of these films. An increased concentration of defect centers decreased the spin-lattice relaxation time constant from 18 s to 1 s as the pas- phase carbon concentration increased.

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE