Drs. Shannon Nicley made the cover story of the Chrystal Growth & Design issue of June! Jun 07, 2019
dr. Shannon NICLEY
Abstract of the article:
This work describes the growth of boron-doped nanocrystalline diamond (B:NCD) films on gold-coated substrates and methodologies for achieving B:NCD with either smooth morphologies or on top of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) of varying sizes controlled by the surface pretreatment. B:NCD is deposited uniformly over ∼1 cm2 gold-coated substrates. AuNPs of ∼100−500 nm diameter formed during microwave plasma-assisted chemical vapor deposition, and these were overgrown by diamond. The size of the AuNPs under the diamond film can be increased by oxygen treatment of the surface prior to growth. AuNPs under the diamond film can be suppressed by growing a diamond nucleation layer at a lower temperature and in the presence of CO2 in a linear antenna diamond growth reactor.
See the June issue of Crystal Growth & Design: https://pubs.acs.org/toc/cgdefu/19/6