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Diamond nucleation using polyethene

United States Patent

July 23, 2013
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The invention presents a simple, non-destructive and non-abrasive method of diamond nucleation using polyethene. It particularly describes the nucleation of diamond on an electrically viable substrate surface using polyethene via chemical vapor deposition (CVD) technique in a gaseous environment.
Morell; Gerardo (Guaynabo, PR), Makarov; Vladimir (San Juan, PR), Varshney; Deepak (San Juan, PR), Weiner; Brad (Dorado, PR)
University of Puerto Rico (San Juan, PR)
13/ 070,214
March 23, 2011
GOVERNMENT INTEREST The claimed invention was made with U.S. Government support under grant number NNX07AO30A awarded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and grant number DE-FG02-08ER46526 awarded by the Department of Energy (DOE). The government has certain rights in this invention.