Microstructures and domain size effects in diamond films characterized by Raman spectroscopy

Robert Nemanich, L. Bergman, Y. M. LeGrice, K. F. Turner, T. P. Humphreys

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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 sp 2/sp 3 bonded material is discussed. Then the depedence 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 diamon 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 betwen diamond nuclei.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsDavid D. Saperstein
PublisherPubl by Int Soc for Optical Engineering
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes
EventApplied Spectroscopy in Material Science - Los Angeles, CA, USA
Duration: Jan 21 1991Jan 23 1991


OtherApplied Spectroscopy in Material Science
CityLos Angeles, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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