The In Situ Observation of Epitaxial Diamond Thin Film Nucleation and Growth Using Emission Electron Microscopy
Semiannual rept. 1 Jul-31 Dec 1993
OHIO UNIV ATHENS DEPT OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
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A method for activation of high resistivity,100 texture CVD diamond films with gold, to improve low field electron emission is described. A model based on the dielectric breakdown of the diamond film is proposed and a test experiment, which consists of heating the gold layer to a point where the gold forms sub-micron sphereoids on the diamond surface, is described which supports the model. The deposition of carbon and sulfur on Mo310 is characterized with scanning Auger Microscopy. Correlation between Photoelectron emission Microscopy, scanning Auger Microscopy and Auger spectroscopy can be made, so that individual features in PEEM and SAM images can be identified by elemental composition. CVD diamond, Emission microscopy, Scanning auger microscopy, Mo310, Field emission.
- Physical Chemistry
- Solid State Physics