Olga A. Shenderova, Dieter M. Gruen (Hg./Ed.)
Synthesis, Properties, and Applications
International researchers and engineers in nanotechnology, materials, thin films, deposition, optics, proteomics (protein chip technology in genomics); semiconductors, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, MEMS, NEMS industries and academia.
• A chapter addressing UNCD in the Cosmos; importantly, nanodiamond appears to be a constituent of interstellar dust and influences the optical properties of interstellar space.
• An up to date summary of synthetic production methods; importantly, the radically new chemical vapour deposition (CVD) for producing UNCD film and the obscure Russian detonation methods for producing UNCD powder.
• An entire chapter on biological applications; as discovered in the 1990s, UNCD compounds have biological activity, making them useful both as biosensors and as therapeutic agents.
• Summary of topics on material, method, purification, and applications of detonation nanodiamond published in Russian patents from the late 1980s to the middle 1990s, making them useful for those who are considering filing patent applications and need to have comprehensive references to «prior art.”
Ultrananocrystalline Diamond: Syntheses, Properties, and Applications is a unique practical reference handbook that brings together the basic science of nanoscale carbon structures, particularly its diamond phase, with detailed information on nanodiamond synthesis, properties, and applications. Here you will learn about UNCD in its two forms, as a dispersed powder made by detonation techniques and as a chemical vapor deposited film. You will also learn about the superior mechanical, tribological, transport, electrochemical, and electron emission properties of UNCD for a wide range of applications including MEMS, NEMS, surface acoustic wave (SAW) devices, electrochemical sensors, coatings for field emission arrays, photonic and RF switching, biosensors, and neural prostheses, and more.
This «Everything about Ultra-nanocrystalline Diamond” book with 16 chapters is written by leading experts worldwide. It is for everyone who researches carbon nanostructures, everyone who produces them, everyone who characterizes them, and everyone who builds devices using them.
ABOUT THE EDITORS
Dr. Olga A. Shenderova is a Senior Scientist and Director of the Computation Materials Science Group at the International Technology Center, NC. She received her M.S degree and Ph.D. in Materials Science from the St.-Petersburg State Technical University (SPSTU), Russia. She worked in Computational Materials Science for more than 15 years at SPSTU and at North Carolina State University. Her area of expertise is in atomistic and continuum-level simulation of the electronic, thermodynamic and mechanical properties of materials and devices.
Dr. Dieter M. Gruen is a Senior Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory. He served as Associate Director of the Materials Science Division from 1984-2000. Dr. Gruen received B.S. and M.S. degrees from Northwestern University and a Ph.D. in chemical physics from the University of Chicago. The hallmark of his distinguished research career have been seminal research contributions in various areas of materials science relevant to the fields of nuclear fission, fusion and solar energy. His development of an excimer laser for cardiovascular use was cited among the 100 most notable achievements spanning the history of the Department of Energy. Dr. Gruen has also received two Department of Energy Materials Science Awards, three R&D awards, a University of Chicago Award for Distinguished Performance at Argonne and a Northwestern University Award for lifetime achievement. He holds more than 40 US and foreign patents and was given the Chicago Patent Law Association 1988 Inventor of the Year Award.
Part 1. Overview: Naturally Occurring UNCD and Laboratory Synthesis
1. Carbon Family at the Nanoscale
2. Extraterrestrial Nanodiamonds in the Cosmos
3. Types of Nanocrystalline Diamond
Part 2. Stability of Nanodiamond
4. Stability of Nanodiamond
Part 3. Ultrananocrystalline Diamond Films and Related Materials
5. Electron Transport and the Potential of Ultrananocrystalline Diamond as a Thermoelectric Material
6. Plasma Assisted Synthesis: Plasma Experimental Diagnostics and Modeling
7. Nanodiamond Deposition from Energetic Species: Characterization and Formation Mechanism
8. Theoretical Studies of UNCD Synthesis
9. Mechanical and Tribological Properties and MEMS Fabrication
Part 4. UNCD Particles of Detonation Origin
10. History of UDD
11. Synthesis and Post-Synthesis Treatment of Detonation Nanodiamond
12. Characterization and Physical Properties of UNCD Particles
13. Diamond Phase Transitions at Nanoscale
14. Applications of Detonation Nanodiamond
15. Nanodiamond: Designing the Bio-Platform
16. History of Russian Patents on Detonation Nanodiamonds