Research and Markets: Ultananocrystalline Diamond. Edition No. 2

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of Elsevier Science and Technology's new book "Ultananocrystalline Diamond. Edition No. 2" to their offering.

Ultrananocrystalline Diamond: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications is a unique practical reference handbook. Written by the leading experts worldwide it introduces the science of UNCD for both the R&D community and applications developers using UNCD in a diverse range of applications from macro to nanodevices, such as energy-saving ultra-low friction and wear coatings for mechanical pump seals and tools, high-performance MEMS/NEMS-based systems (e.g. in telecommunications), the next generation of high-definition flat panel displays, in-vivo biomedical implants, and biosensors.

This work brings together the basic science of nanoscale diamond structures, with detailed information on ultra-nanodiamond synthesis, properties, and applications. The book offers discussion on UNCD in its two forms, as a powder and as a chemical vapor deposited film. Also discussed are the superior mechanical, tribological, transport, electrochemical, and electron emission properties of UNCD for a wide range of applications including MEMS/ NEMS, surface acoustic wave (SAW) devices, electrochemical sensors, coatings for field emission arrays, photonic and RF switching, biosensors, and neural prostheses, etc.

Key Features

- Ultrananocrystalline Diamond summarises the most recent developments in the nanodiamond field, and presents them in a way that will be useful to the R&D community in both academic and corporate sectors.

- Coverage of both nanodiamond particles and films make this a valuable resource for both the nanotechnology community and the field of thin films / vacuum deposition.

- Written by the world's leading experts in nanodiamond, this second edition builds on its predecessor's reputation as the most up-to-date resource in the field.

Key Topics Covered

Advances in synthesis and processing

I.1 Synthesis of UNCD films

I.2 Synthesis and Processing of Nanodiamond particles (Danilenko or Dolmatov)

Advances in surface functionalization

II.1 Achievements in uniformity of surface groups on DND

II.2 Demonstration of functionalization of DND with a variety of new surface groups

II.3 Demonstration of bioconjugation of DND and UNCD\NCD films

II.4 Functionalization of onion-like carbon

II.5 Demonstration of formation of hybrid structures of DND and UNCD with other nanoscale materials

II.6 Methods of incorporation of DND into polymers matrixes and sol-gels

Advances in nanodiamond characterization and new insights into the structure of UNCD and DND

III.1 Characterization of UNCD

III.2 Characterization of ND particles

Advances in property measurements and emerging applications

IV.1 Properties and Applications of UNCD

IV. 2 Properties and Applications of ND particles


Shenderova, Olga A.

Gruen, Dieter M.

Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois, USA

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Source: Elsevier Science and Technology

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