Recent experiments have identified the microstructure of amorphic diamond with a model of packed nodules of amorphous diamond expected theoretically. However, this success has left in doubt the relationship of amorphic diamond to other noncrystalline forms of carbon. This work reports the comparative examinations of the microstructures of samples of amorphic diamond, i-C, and amorphous carbon. Four distinct morphologies were found that correlated closely with the energy densities used in preparing the different materials. Journal of Applied Physics is copyrighted by The American Institute of Physics.
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Collins, C. B., Davanloo, F., Jander, D. R., Lee, T. J., You, J. H., Park, H., Pivin, J. C., Glejbøl, K., & Thölén, A. R. (1992). Microstructural analyses of amorphic diamond, i-C, and amorphous carbon. Journal of Applied Physics, 72(1), 239-245. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.352168