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Diamond Coatings

Diamond films exhibit a large number of unique surface properties like extreme hardness and wear resistance, chemical inertness, low friction coefficients, high thermal conductivity and negative electron affinity. Therefore crystalline diamond coatings are very attractive for a wide range of technical applications.

At the ZMP diamond thin films are generated by the Hot-Filament Chemical Vapour Deposition (HF-CVD) technique which stands out by homogeneous coating thickness also on large substrates and is easy for scale-up. The research focuses on wear protective diamond coatings for sliding bearings and seals as well as on diamond/metal and diamond/ceramics composites.