Highly dispersible diamond nanoparticles for pretreatment of diamond films on Si substrate

Shenjie Zhao, Jian Huang, Xinyu Zhou, Bing Ren, Ke Tang, Yifan Xi, Lin Wang, Linjun Wang, Yicheng Lu

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High quality diamond film on Si substrate was synthesized by coating diamond nanoparticles prepared by polyglycerol grafting (ND-PG) dispersion as pre-treatment method. Transmission electron microscope indicates that ND-PG is much more dispersible than untreated nanoparticles in organic solvents. The surface morphology was characterized by scanning electron microscope while atomic force microscope was conducted to measure the surface roughness. Microstructure properties were carried out by Raman spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction. The results revealed an increase in nucleation density, an acceleration of growth rate and an improvement of film crystalline quality by using spin-coating ND-PG pretreatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)260-264
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Surface Science
Publication statusPublished - Mar 15 2018


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


  • Diamond
  • ND-PG
  • Nucleation

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