In the first part of this paper, subatmospheric CVD methods for diamond thin film synthesis under normal gravity and other conditions are reviewed, following their increased capability for large-scale manufacturing. Emphasis is given to current problems and advances in moderate pressure d.c. plasma CVD operating under normal gravity and high-gravity. In the second part, an experimental technique aimed at solving the problem of temperature uniformity on the substrate surface at high gravity is presented. This technique improved temperature uniformity during diamond deposition at various gravity conditions and allowed a more accurate assessment of the influence of gravity on diamond growth and thin-film morphology.
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- Aerospace Engineering