Non-crystalline Diamond


Amorphic and Nanophase Diamond Films

PHOTO Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) image of Amorphic Diamond (a:D) film Hard, flexible, and without fracture planes, NON - crystalline diamond is better!
Bar is 0.1 Microns [Human hair is 10 microns (m) dia.] These structural units are NODULES, not crystals.

PHOTO STM image showing wear resistance of 1 micron a:D coating applied DIRECTLY to 304 stainless Coated plateau is undamaged after 50 hours of tumbling in slurry of 240 mesh SiC while uncoated stainless is severly eroded.