Accession Number:

ADD018778

Title:

Polishing Diamond Surface

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 28 Jun 94, patented 30 Dec 97

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1997-12-30

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

Process of smoothing or polishing a diamond surface to reduce asperities thereon to a level as low as about 20 nm from the horizontal by implanting the diamond surface with ions to form a non-diamond carbon damage layer on or below the diamond surface below the disparity depth and dissolving the non-Diamond carbon by submerging the non-diamond carbon in a liquid having sufficient electric field to dissolve the non-diamond carbon.

Subject Categories:

  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
  • Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE