Nanolayered diamond sintered compact obtained by direct conversion from highly oriented graphite under high pressure and high temperature

Futoshi Isobe, Hiroaki Ohfuji, Hitoshi Sumiya, Tetsuo Irifune

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Abstract

A new type of polycrystalline sintered diamond has been successfully synthesized by direct conversion from highly oriented pyrolytic graphite at 15 GPa and 2300°C. It is optically transparent and consists entirely of layered nanocrystals (50-100 nm thick) of cubic diamond, which are tightly bound to each other and have strong [111] preferred orientation along the stacking direction. This nanolayered diamond has excellent indentation hardness (114 GPa in Knoop scale) comparable to the highest values obtained from single crystalline diamond. Furthermore, it is expected to have significantly high wear resistance on both ends of cylindrical sintered compact, since the surfaces are terminated exclusively by the hardest {111} planes of the layered diamond nanocrystals.

Original languageEnglish
Article number380165
JournalJournal of Nanomaterials
Volume2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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