When Sun Apr 14 5pm — 7pm
Where Purple Classroom
1825 Monetary Ln #104 Carrollton, TX 75006
What CVD Synthetic Diamond Project Lecture
Host Joshua Melnick


  • Cost: Free
  • Restrictions:
    • Attendees require approval from the event host

Cancellations for this event must be made before April 14, 2019 — 5:00pm.

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About this Event

This will be the lecture to kick off CVD Diamond project under leadership of the Science Chair Josh Melnick.
I will be designing and fabricating a CVD tool for the purpose of CVD single crystal diamond fabrication over the course of the next 2 years. Will be using either hot filament or Microwave plasma method.

To make diamond by chemical vapor deposition, hydrogen gas and methane are flowed through a chamber containing a substrate. Heat or a microwave-generated plasma is used to split hydrogen gas into atomic hydrogen, which then reacts with methane to give methyl radical and hydrogen gas. The carbon-containing radical species eventually deposit as diamond onto the substrate.