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Ultrananocrystalline Diamond
Synthesis, Properties, and Applications
by Olga A. Shenderova

Ultrananocrystalline Diamond brings together the basic science of nanoscale carbon structures with detailed information on nanodiamond synthesis, properties, and applications.


Carbon Family at the Nanoscale

  • Historical Overview
  • Nanocarbon Classification
  • Exotic Nanocarbons

Extraterrestrial Nanodiamonds in the Cosmos

  • Stellar Nuclepsynthesis and Presolar Stardust
  • Discovery and Identification of Presolar Minerals
  • Origins of Meteoritic Nanodiamonds
  • Isotopic Compositions of Meteoric Nanodiamonds: Stellar Sources
  • Microstructure of Meteoritic Nanodiamonds: Formation Mechanisms
  • Noble Gas and N Content in Meteoritic Nanodiamonds: Nebular Processes
  • Nanodiamonds in Interplanetary Dust Particles: Insights on Solar Nebula Evolution
  • The New Astronomy

Types of Nanocrystalline Diamond

  • Nanodiamonds: Shapes
  • Types of Nanodiamond and Methods of Their Synthesis

Stability of Nanodiamond

  • Nanocarbon Phase Diagrams
  • Theortical Studies of the Relative Phase Stability of Nanocarbons
  • Morphologies

Electron Transport and the Potential of Ultrananocrystalline Diamond as a Thermoelectric Material

  • Characterization of n-type Conductivity in UNCD Films
  • Applications of n-type UNCD Films
  • Electronic Structure of UNCD Grain Boundaries
  • UNCD and Carbon Nanotube/UNCD Composites as Potential High-Efficiency, High Temperature Thermoelectric Materials

Plasma Assisted Synthesis: Plasma Experimental Diagnostics and Modeling

  • Experimental Details
  • Fundamentals of Plasma Diagnostics
  • Investigations of Typical NCD Deposition Conditions
  • Investigations of Ar/H2/CH4 Microwave Discharge with the Plasma Thermochemical Model

Nanodiamond Deposition from Energetic Species: Characterization and Formation Mechanism

  • The Deposition System and Deposition Parameters
  • Evolution and Properties of the Films Studied by NEXAFS: Coordination and Orientation
  • Phase Compostion of the Films as Reflected by Raman Spectroscopy
  • Crystalline Structure of the Films by XRD
  • Morphological Evolution of the Films by AFM
  • Surgace and Grain Boundary Phase Composition Studied by EELS
  • Hydrogen Content in the Films by SIMS and ERD
  • Hydrogen Bonding Configuration in the Nanodiamond Films Studied by HREELS
  • Density Evolution of the Films Examined by XRR
  • Visualization and Evolution of the Films Studied by HR TEM
  • Formation Mechanism of the Nanodiamond Film Deposited from Energetic Species

Theoretical Studies of UNCD Synthesis and Properties

  • Computational Methodologies
  • Carbon Dimer Growth Mechanisms on the (110)
  • Carbon Dimer Growth Mechanisms on the (100)
  • Electronic Structure of UNCD
  • Electronic Structure of Doped UNCD

Mechanical Properties of Undoped and Doped Ultrananocrystalline Diamond: Elasticity, Strength, and Toughness

  • The Material
  • Experimental Technique
  • Experimental Results
  • Fractographic Analysis
  • Theoretical Strength

UNCD Particles of Detonation Nanodiamond

Synthesis and Post-Synthesis Treatment of Detonation Nanodiamond

  • Industrial Technologies of Detonation Synthesis of UNCD
  • Post-Synthesis Purification and Modification

Characterization and Physical Properties of UNCD Particles

  • Methods for Characterization of UNCD Particles
  • The Structure of UNCD Clusters and the Aggregation Problem
  • Mechanical Properties
  • Optical Properties
  • Electronic Properties

Diamond Phase Transitions at Nanoscale

  • Stability of Nanocarbons
  • Surface Chemistry: Stability of Surface Species
  • Kinetics of Diamond Graphitization
  • Mechanism of Diamond Graphitization
  • Catalytic Graphitization of NDs in the Presence of Metal Clusters
  • Graphitization of NDs in the Presence of Oxygen- and Hydrogen-Containing Gases
  • Properties of ND Annealing Products

Applications of Detonation Nanodiamond

  • Electrochemical Coatings
  • Polymer Compositions of Alloys along with UNCD
  • Polishing
  • Oils and Lubricants
  • Diamond Sinters and Compacts
  • Bioactivity of UNCD Particles
  • Other Technological UNCD Particles

Nanodiamond: Designing the Bio-Platform

  • Functionalization of ND with Heteroatoms and Chemical Groups
  • Modifications with Nucleic Acids
  • Interaction with Proteins
  • Application in Biosensors and Medicine
  • Biocompatibility of ND

History of Russian Patents on Detonation Nanodiamonds

  • Patents on Methods of DND Synthesis
  • Patents on Post-Synthesis Treatments
  • Patents on Composition of Matter
  • Patents on Applications


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Ultrananocrystalline Diamond
Synthesis, Properties, and Applications
by Olga A. Shenderova

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