Strain and impurity content of synthetic diamond crystals

T. L. McCormick, W. E. Jackson, Robert Nemanich

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Samples of diamond crystals produced under various high pressure, high temperature conditions were studied using both micro photoluminescence and Raman spectroscopy. The 0.3 - 0.6 mm sized samples exhibited various levels of inclusion content, impurity content and strain. Photoluminescence studies revealed the presence of nitrogen in three forms. The 1.945 eV, 2.15 eV and 2.46 eV zero phonon lines and their associated sidebands were detected. The ratios between forms of impurities and their integrated intensities varied between samples. Variations in the distribution of the nitrogen forms were seen between regions of high and low strain birefringence patterns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
PublisherMaterials Research Society
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1994 MRS Spring Meeting - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Apr 4 1994Apr 8 1994


OtherProceedings of the 1994 MRS Spring Meeting
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials


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