Adhesion of nanodiamond seeded CVD diamond on ceramic substrate

Min Goon Jung, Jong Hoon Kim, Seung Koo Lee, Yoon Suk Oh, Dae Soon Lim

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Conventional structural ceramic substrates were coated with 1 μm thick polycrystalline CVD diamond layer by using the hot filament CVD system and subsequently tested. The substrates chosen were silicate, alumina, silicon nitride, and silicon carbide ceramics. To achieve a high nucleation density and to improve the adhesion between the diamond and the ceramic substrate, the newly developed Electrostatic Self-Assembly of Nano Diamond (ESAND) seeding method was used. This seeding method initiates the growth of crystalline diamond. For this seeding procedure, each negatively charged substrate surface was covered with a cationic polymer monolayer. Next, anionic polymer coated cationic nanodiamond particles were attached to the substrate by the electrostatic self-assembly process. The degree of adhesion between the diamond film and each substrate was investigated by micro-scratch testing. These tests involved the use of a Rockwell C indenter (r = 0.2 mm), which scratched the samples at a speed of 10 mm/min under a progressive normal load (from 0 to 21N). The morphology of the poly-crystalline diamond films on the various substrates was analyzed using Raman spectroscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)650-653
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Ceramic Society of Japan
Issue number1365
Publication statusPublished - 2009 May


  • C
  • Ceramic wear
  • Wear resistant coating

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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