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Synthesis of diamond on WC-Co substrates using a KrF excimer laser in combination with a combustion flame
Author(s): Y. X. Han; H. Ling; Y. F. Lu
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Paper Abstract

A KrF excimer laser was used in combination with a combustion flame to deposit diamond films on cemented tungsten carbide (WC-Co) substrates. The laser has a wavelength of 248 nm, a pulse width of 23 ns, a pulse energy range of 84~450 mJ, and a repetition rate up to 50 Hz. Using the combustion flame method, diamond films were deposited on the laser-processed WC-Co substrates for 10 min. The morphologies of the deposited diamond films were examined using a scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The composition and bonding structures in the deposited films were studied by energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX) and Raman spectroscopy, respectively. The film adhesion was characterized by scratching a razor across the films. It was found that C composition on WC-Co substrate surfaces was eliminated by the laser irradiation. As a consequence, diamond nucleation density decreased and diamond grains grew larger in the laser-processed areas. Based on the experimental results, a film growth mechanism at different deposition temperature ranges corresponding to pre-deposition laser-surface-treatment effects was proposed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 March 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6459, Laser-based Micro- and Nanopackaging and Assembly, 64590Z (20 March 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.700733
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Y. X. Han, Univ. of Nebraska/Lincoln (United States)
H. Ling, Univ. of Nebraska/Lincoln (United States)
Y. F. Lu, Univ. of Nebraska/Lincoln (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6459:
Laser-based Micro- and Nanopackaging and Assembly
Wilhelm Pfleging; Yongfeng Lu; Kunihiko Washio; Friedrich G. Bachmann; Willem Hoving, Editor(s)

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