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Polycrystalline (pCVD) and single crystal (scCVD) diamond films grown from Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD), if sufficiently pure at Raman analysis, are very good materials for beam or flux monitors inside accelerators or nuclear reactors. This is because they are very hard to damage in high radiation fields and very resistant to high temperatures. Films of pCVD diamond are, however, not so good as spectroscopy detectors due to inhomogeneities induced by their growth in grains with the consequent presence of grain boundaries which worsen their energy resolution. The latter can be significantly improved by growing scCVD diamond films onto HPHT synthetic diamond substrates. We have shown that it is possible to measure the density of defects inside diamond specimens using as probes suitable penetrating nuclear radiations. With the preliminary results reported here we'll show that, bombarding CVD …
Publication date: 
1 Nov 2006

C Tuve, R Potenza, M Chiorboli, MG Grimaldi, F La Rosa, F Raimondo, M Marinelli, E Milani, A Tucciarone, G Verona Rinati, M Donato, G Faggio, G Messina, S Santangelo, G Pucella

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Volume: 15 Issue: 11-12 Pages: 1986-1989
Diamond and related materials