Nanocrystalline diamond is a solid film of nano-sized diamond particles which are grown by chemical vapor deposition on substrates such as silicon wafers. The nanocrystalline diamonds preserve the extreme properties of diamond such as hardness but at substantially lower costs. Their hardness, toughness and surface stability are important properties of these structures which make them suitable for diverse applications in nanotechnology, reasons for which it is important to make progress in their characterization.
The new TESCAN S8000 equipped with the BrightBeam™ SEM column for UHR field-free imaging achieves excellent performance especially at low beam energies and provides excellent image contrast, high spatial resolution and surface sensitivity essential to resolve nano-sized structures and characterize nanocrystalline diamonds.
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