The formation of nanocrystalline diamond coating on WC deposited by microwave assisted plasma CVD

M. R.M. Toff, E. Hamzah, A. Purniawan

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Abstract

Diamond is one form of carbon structure. The extreme hardness and high chemical resistant of diamond coatings determined that many works on this area relate to coated materials for tribological applications in biomedicine, as mechanical seals or cutting tools for hard machining operations. In the work, nanocrystalline diamond (NCD) coated tungsten carbide (WC) have been deposited by microwave assisted plasma chemical vapor deposition (MAPCVD) from CH 4/H2 mixtures. Morphology of NCD was investigated by using Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM). The quality of NCD is defined as ratio between diamond and non diamond and also full width at half maximum (FWHM) was determined using Raman spectra. The result found that the NCD structure can be deposited on WC surface using CH 4/H2 gas mixture with grain size ∼20 nm to 100 nm. Increase %CH4 concentration due to increase the nucleation of NCD whereas decrease the quality of diamond. Based on Raman spectra, the quality of NCD is in the range ∼98.82-99.01% and 99.56-99.75% for NCD and microcrystalline (MCD), respectively. In addition, FWHM of NCD is high than MCD in the range of 8.664-62.24cm-1 and 4.24-5.05cm-1 for NCD and MCD respectively that indicate the crystallineity of NCD is smaller than MCD.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Advancement of Materials and Nanotechnology 2007 (ICAMN 2007)
Pages500-504
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Advancement of Materials and Nanotechnology, ICAMN 2007 - Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
Duration: 29 May 20071 Jun 2007

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1217
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Advancement of Materials and Nanotechnology, ICAMN 2007
Country/TerritoryMalaysia
CityLangkawi, Kedah
Period29/05/071/06/07

Keywords

  • FWHM
  • Nanocrystalline diamond
  • Quality
  • Raman spectra
  • SEM

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