Poly-Crystalline/Single-Crystalline Diamonds

A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352). This special issue belongs to the section "Mineralogical Crystallography and Biomineralization".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 August 2024 | Viewed by 1085

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Faculty of Physics, Kazimierz Wielki University, Jana Karola Chodkiewicza 3, 85064 Bydgoszcz, Poland
Interests: CVD diamond layers; metallization; Raman spectroscopy; X-ray diffraction; cathodoluminescence; thermoluminescence; the use of polycrystalline diamond layers in the dosimetry of ionizing radiation
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Prof. Dr. Kazimierz Fabisiak
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Department of Production Engineering Management, University of Bydgoszcz, Unii Lubelskiej 4c, 85059 Bydgoszcz, Poland
Interests: CVD diamond; thin nano- and microcrystalline films; diamond single crystals; optical spectroscopy
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The purpose of this Special Issue is to stimulate the scientific exchange of knowledge between diamond scientists and engineers, both polycrystalline and single crystal.

Therefore, we cordially invite scientists and engineers to publish their latest scientific, theoretical and experimental results regarding the kinetics of diamond nucleation and growth, their physical and chemical properties, and their utility in various areas of science and technology (industry, medicine, archaeology, etc).

Recent research on the synthesis and utilization of monocrystalline and polycrystalline diamond materials has expanded their potential use in a wide range of existing and future applications, including optics and electronics, but also biomedicine, etc. We also believe that these are vital materials with great potential today and in the near future in the field of solid-state physics, chemistry and engineering.

We invite you to contribute to this Special Issue of Crystals, entitled "Poly-Crystalline/Single-Crystalline Diamonds", in order to present papers to a multidisciplinary forum addressing the science, technology and applications of diamond.

Prof. Dr. Kazimierz Paprocki
Prof. Dr. Kazimierz Fabisiak
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Keywords

  • methods of diamond synthesis, doping and use, and non-obvious methods of application
  • characterization of electrical, magnetic, optical, mechanical and structural properties
  • polycrystalline, nanocrystalline and single-crystal layers
  • luminescence, cathodoluminescence, thermoluminescence, dosimetry, and medical applications
  • XRD, EDS, XPS, Raman spectroscopy, AFM, STM

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Monitoring of Carbonated Hydroxyapatite Growth on Modified Polycrystalline CVD-Diamond Coatings on Titanium Substrates
Crystals 2024, 14(1), 66; https://doi.org/10.3390/cryst14010066 - 06 Jan 2024
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Abstract
Production of diamond coatings on titanium substrates has demonstrated as a promising strategy for applications ranging from biosensing to hard tissue engineering. The present study focuses on monitoring the nucleation and growth of bone-like carbonated-hydroxyapatite (C-HA) on polycrystalline diamond (PCD) synthetized on titanium [...] Read more.
Production of diamond coatings on titanium substrates has demonstrated as a promising strategy for applications ranging from biosensing to hard tissue engineering. The present study focuses on monitoring the nucleation and growth of bone-like carbonated-hydroxyapatite (C-HA) on polycrystalline diamond (PCD) synthetized on titanium substrate by means of a hot filament chemical vapor deposition (HF-CVD) method. The surface terminations of diamond coatings were selectively modified by oxidative treatments. The process of the C-HA deposition, accomplished by precipitation from simulated body fluid (SBF), was monitored from 3 to 20 days by Raman spectroscopy analysis. The coupling of morphological and structural investigations suggests that the modulation of the PCD surface chemistry enhances the bioactivity of the produced materials, allowing for the formation of continuous C-HA coatings with needle-like texture and chemical composition typical of those of the bone mineral. Specifically, after 20 days of immersion in SBF the calculated carbonate weight percent and the Ca/P ratio are 5.5% and 2.1, respectively. Based on these results, this study brings a novelty in tailoring the CVD-diamond properties for advanced biomedical and technological applications. Full article
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