Microstructure of nanocrystalline diamond powders studied by powder diffractometry

Palosz, B. and Grzanka, E. and Pantea, C. and Zerda, T. W. and Wang, I. and Gubicza, Jenő and Ungár, Tamás (2005) Microstructure of nanocrystalline diamond powders studied by powder diffractometry. Journal of Applied Physics, 97 (6). Art.No. 064316.. ISSN 0021-8979 (print), 1089-7550 (online)


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High resolution x-ray diffraction peaks of diamond nanosize powders of nominal sizes ranging from 5 to 250 nm were analyzed and provided information on grain structure, average size of crystallites, and concentration of dislocations. Selected samples were heat treated at 1670 K at pressures 2.0 and 5.5 GPa or had surface modified by outgassing, heat treatment at vacuum conditions, and by controlled adsorption of gases. The apparent lattice parameter method was applied to characterize the structure of a shell-core model of nanosize particles. The multiple whole profile fitting provided information on crystallite sizes and density of dislocations. Population of dislocations increased with applied pressure, while strain and interplanar distances in the surface layers decreased. Adsorption of foreign gases on the grain surface modified the structure of the surface layers but did not affect dislocations near the center of the grains.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QC Physics / fizika
Depositing User: Erika Bilicsi
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2012 08:26
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2012 08:26

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