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Microstructures and domain size effects in diamond films characterized by Raman spectroscopy
Author(s): Robert J. Nemanich; Larry Bergman; Yvonne M. LeGrice; Kevin Turner; T. P. Humphreys
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Paper Abstract

The issues related to Raman scattering characterization of the microstructure of diamond thin films are reviewed. The optical effects of the transparent/absorbing composite of sp2/sp3 bonded material is discussed. Then the dependence of the Raman spectra on the microcrystalline size is described. The comparison is made with crystalline Si, and the analysis is applied to a series a diamond films. Lastly micro-Raman scattering from the initial stages of diamond film growth are described, and the results are correlated with STM measurements of the nuclei. Surface enhanced Raman scattering is applied to examine the regions between diamond nuclei.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1991
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1437, Applied Spectroscopy in Material Science, (1 April 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45125
Show Author Affiliations
Robert J. Nemanich, North Carolina State Univ. (United States)
Larry Bergman, North Carolina State Univ. (United States)
Yvonne M. LeGrice, North Carolina State Univ. (United States)
Kevin Turner, North Carolina State Univ. (United States)
T. P. Humphreys, North Carolina State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1437:
Applied Spectroscopy in Material Science
David D. Saperstein, Editor(s)

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