Foreword. New Forms of Nanocarbon. Theory and Observation. n1. Carbon Family at the Nanoscale; O.A. Shenderova et al. 2. Structural and Electronic Properties of Isolated Nanodiamonds: a Theoretical Perspective; G. Galli and J.-Y. Raty. 3. From Nanodiamond to Nanowires; A. Barnard. 4. Quantum Chemical Studies of Growth Mechanisms of Ultrananocrystalline Diamond; L.A. Curtiss et al. 5. Nanodiamonds in the Cosmos; T.L. Daulton. 6. Diamond Molecules Found in Petroleum. New Members of the H-Terminated Diamond Series; R.M.K. Carison et al. nII. Ultrananocrystalline Diamond Films. 7. Synthesis of Nanocrystalline Diamond Films in Ar/H2/CH4 Microwave Discharges; F. Bénédic et al. 8. Modeling of ArIH2/CH4 Microwave Discharges used for Nanocrystalline Diamond Growth; F. Mohasseb et al. 9. Nanodiamond Seeding for Nucleation and Growth of CVD Diamond Films; V.Ralchenko et al. 10. Mechanism and Properties of Nanodiamond Films Deposited by the DC-GD-CVD Process; A. Hoffman. 11. Nanodiamond Injection into the Gas-Phase During CVD Diamond Film Growth; N.A. Feoktistov et al. 12. Stabilization of Diamond-Like Nanoclusters by Metallic Atoms and the Epitaxial Growth of Diamond Films: ab initio Simulation; V. Zavodinskii. nIII. Detonation nanodiamond. III.1 Formation of Detonation Nanodiamond. 13. The Formation Kinetics of Detonation Nanodiamonds; V.M. Titov et al. 14. Nanocarbon Phase Diagram and Conditions for Detonation Nanodiamond Formation; V.V. Danilenko. 15. Nanodiamond Graphitization and Properties of Onion-Like Carbon; V.L. Kuzentsov and Yu V. Butenko. nIII.2 Modification and Properties of Detonation Nanodiamond. 16. Physical and Chemical Problems of Modification of Detonation Nanodiamond Surface Properties; V.Yu. Dolmatov and T. Fujimura. 17. Disintegration and Purification of Crude Aggregates of Detonation Nanodiamond A Few Remarks on Nano Methodology; E. Osawa.18. Purification and Functionalization of Nanodiamonds; B. Spitsyn et al. 19. Interaction of CarbonAtoms with Nanodiamond Surface; A.P. Dementjev et al. 20. Physical and Chemical Properties of Modified Nanodiamonds; A.P. Puzyr et al.21. Magnetic Resonance Study of Nanodiamonds; A.I. Shames et al. 22. Infrared Spectra of Explosion Nanodiamonds: a Comparison with Spectra of Hydrogenated Amorphous Carbon Film; W.W. Duley et al. 23. Conversion of Elemental Substances and Inorganic Compounds to Carbon Nanostructures; V.G. Lutsenko. 24. The Fine and Fractal Structure and Protonic Conductivity of Silica Phosphate-Diamond Sol-Gel Nanocomposites; V.V. Shilov et al. nIII.3 Industrial Production of Detonation Nanodiamonds. 25. Facilities for Ultradisperse Diamond Production; T.M. Gubarevich and D.N. Gamanovich. 26. Ultradisperse Diamond Regeneration from Composite Electrolytes of Chromium Plating; T.M. Gubarevich et al. 27. Synthesis and Processing of Chelyabinsk Detonation Nanodiamonds; I.L. Petrov. 28. Conversion Raw Materials in Industrial Production of Ultradisperse Diamonds; T.M. Gubarevich and D.N. Gamanovich. 29. Ultradisperse Diamond Modifications in the Composite Gilding Process; T.M. Gubarevich and L.E. Chernukho. nIV. Applications of Nanodiamond. 30. Applying CVD Diamond and Particulate Nanodiamond; J.L. Davidson, W.P. Kang. 31. Electronic Properties and Applications of Ultrananocrystalline Diamond; O.A. Williams et al. 32. Thermoelectric Effect in Field Electron Emission from Nanocarbon; A.Ya. Vul' et al. Authors Index. Subject Index. List of Workshop Participants.
We are pleased to present the Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop "Syntheses, Properties and Applications of Ultrananocrystalline Diamond" which was held June 7-10, 2004 in St. Petersburg, Russia. The main goal of the Workshop was to provide a forum for the intensive exchange of opinions between scientists from Russia and NATO countries in order to give additional impetus to the development of the science and applications of a new carbon nanostructure, called ultrananocrystalline diamond (UNCD) composed of 2-5 nm crystallites. There are two forms of UNCD, dispersed particles and films. The two communities of researchers working on these two forms of UNCD have hitherto lacked a common forum in which to explore areas of scientific and technological overlap. As a consequence, the two fields have up to now developed independently of each other. The time had clearly come to remedy this situation in order to be able to take full advantage of the enormous potential for societal benefits to be derived from exploiting the synergistic relationships between UNCD dispersed particulates and UNCD films. The NATO sponsored ARW therefore occurred in a very timely manner and was successful in beginning the desired dialogue, a precondition for making progress toward the above stated goal. The discovery of UNCD completes a triadof nanostructured carbonswhich includes fullerenes and nanotubes.
First book on Ultrananocrystalline diamond (UNCD) n
Combines for the first time the results of the research on two forms of UNCD: a dispersed powder made by detonation techniques and as a chemical vapor deposited film n
In-depth discussions of the basic theoretical concepts underlying the synthesis and characterization of these nanomaterials as well as description of the progress that has been made in wide variety of applications n
Much of the Russian work on disperse UNCD is available here in English for the first time n