Physical Properties of Diamond and Sapphire
Author(s): Roshan L. Aggarwal, Anant K. Ramdas
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.)
"This monogram describes essential details of crystal structure and growth, mechanical properties, thermal properties, optic-al properties, and light scattering properties of diamond and sapphire materials. It focuses on the physical properties of these two materials by providing descriptions for each property and graphical data. The data provided describes the physical property over a range. For example, optical transmission is shown over the wavelength range from UV to far IR for both diamond and sapphire. Properties covered include mechanical (hardness, tensile and compressive strength, Young's modulus, and elastic constants), thermal (expansion, specific heat, conductivity), optical (transmission range, refractive index, absorption), light scattering (Raman· and Brillouin scattering). The optical operation of two lasers are briefly discussed - chromium-doped and titanium-doped sapphire lasers.
This book would be of interest to researchers in industry or academia in material science or engineering who may use these materials in their work and need a handy material property reference for comparing physical properties of diamond and sapphire materials."
--John J. Shea, Physical Properties of Diamond and Sapphire. IEEE Electrical Insulation magazine.