Journal article

Recovery of diamond after irradiation at high energy and annealing

PF Lai, S Prawer, LA Bursill

DIAMOND AND RELATED MATERIALS | ELSEVIER SCIENCE SA | Published : 2001

Abstract

Microstructural changes produced by high energy and high dose ion irradiation damage in diamond are studied using Raman scattering, electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) and high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM). Specimens were prepared using preferential electrochemical etching at the end of range. The diamond cap is almost fully recrystallized upon annealing at 650-750°C, evidence for slightly damaged diamond being found. The end-of-range region contained i-carbon as well as graphic structures. © 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.