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Title: Transient nucleation of diamond: theoretical and experimental study
Authors: Demo, P
Kozisek, Z
Vanecek, M
Rosa, J
MEYKENS, Kristien 
NESLADEK, Milos 
QUAEYHAEGENS, Carl 
KNUYT, Gilbert 
STALS, Lambert 
Issue Date: 1997
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE SA LAUSANNE
Source: DIAMOND AND RELATED MATERIALS, 6(9). p. 1092-1096
Abstract: Formation of diamond clusters (nucleation) on Si-substrates is studied both theoretically and experimentally. Measured number density of deposited diamond particles (with diameters 0.05 greater than or equal to mu m) corresponds to supercritical cluster sizes. Time delay of this process (which corresponds to the transient time of nucleation and growth of diamond nucleus to observable size) is determined by solving the Fokker-Planck-like equation as a function of the cluster size, temperature of the Si-wafer and of the supersaturation. It is shown that theoretically computed characteristics are in good agreement with our experimental data and also with the currently accepted picture of heterogeneous nucleation of diamond. (C) 1997 Elsevier Science S.A.
Notes: LIMBURGS UNIV CTR,INST MAT RES,DIV MAT PHYS,B-3590 DIEPENBEEK,BELGIUM.Demo, P, ACAD SCI CZECH REPUBL,INST PHYS,CUKROVARNICKA 10,CZ-16200 PRAGUE,CZECH REPUBLIC.
Keywords: diamond; heterogeneous nucleation; time delay; transient kinetics
Document URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/3259
DOI: 10.1016/S0925-9635(97)00022-8
ISI #: A1997XR61400002
Type: Journal Contribution
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