Physical Properties of Diamond and Sapphire

by Roshan L. Aggarwal and Anant K. Ramdas


English | 2019 | ISBN: 0367235080 | 93 Pages | PDF | 5.63 MB
Focusing on the physical properties of diamond and sapphire, this monograph provides readers with essential details on crystal structure and growth, mechanical properties, thermal properties, optical properties, light scattering of diamond and sapphire crystals, and sapphire lasers. Various physical properties are comprehensively discussed: Mechanical properties include hardness, tensile strength, compressive strength, and Young’s modulus. Thermal properties include thermal expansion, specific heat, and thermal conductivity. Optical properties of diamond and sapphire include transmission, refractive index, and absorption. Light scattering includes Raman scattering and Brillouin scattering. Sapphire lasers include chromium-doped and titanium-doped lasers. Aimed at researchers and industry professionals working in materials science, physics, electrical engineering, and related fields, this monograph is the first to concentrate solely on physical properties of these increasingly important materials.
“This book is an outstanding monograph for diamond and sapphire materials system. The authors are outstanding researchers who know what is important in solid-state physics and emerging materials development. Their expertise comes out strongly in this book. This book is sure to be adopted by faculty teaching advanced graduate courses in solid-state and optoelectronic materials and professional researchers.” – Prof. Dennis L. Polla, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)/Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota (ret.)

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