Notice! This event has been cancelled. Registrations have been automatically cancelled and payments refunded, if applicable.
When Sat Jan 19 12pm — 2pm
Where Purple Classroom
1825 Monetary Ln #104 Carrollton, TX 75006
What CVD Synthetic Diamond Project Lecture
Host Joshua Melnick


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

Cancellations for this event must be made before January 19, 2019 — 12:00pm.

Registration for the event is closed.

About this Event

This will be the lecture to kick off CVD Diamond project under leadership of the Science Chair Josh Melnick.
Will be designing and fabricating a CVD tool for the purpose of CVD single crystal diamond fabrication over the course of the year. 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.