Raman analysis of the composite structures in diamond thin films

R. E. Shroder, Robert Nemanich, J. T. Glass

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Raman spectroscopy has been used to examine diamond thin films produced by various CVD processes. The Raman spectra exhibit features which suggest that the films are composites of diamond (sp3) and graphite-like (sp4) bonding. A brief outline of Raman scattering from composites is presented. A first attempt at modeling these types of films using composites of diamond and graphite powders is reported. It is found that the Raman features associated with sp2bonding in the films do not correlate well to features exhibited by microcrystalline graphite.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-85
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Jan 17 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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