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  CVD DIAMOND COMPARISON

  compare CVD diamond with other hard materials

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CVD Diamond Property Comparison
Natural CVD PCD Tungsten Carbide Sapphire SiN Si GaAs Cu cBN Ag
Thermal Conductivity W/m-K 900-3200 1000-2000 400-650 70 25 25 150 44 400 1300 410
cal/mol-C 2.15 0.06 0.91 0.99
Electrical Resistivity ohm-cm >1016 1.7 x 10-6
Strength, Fracture
MPa
2800 1000 550-1150 2000 430 830 130
Hardness
GPa
80 70 49.8 17.9
Heat Capacity,
300K J/kg-K
515.74
Coeff. Thermal Exp. x
106K-1 at 300K
1.2 1.2 4.2 3.3 8 4.1 6.5 17 19
Refractive Index 2.42 2.38 1.77 3.4 3.75 2.12
Lattice Constant
cm
3.57 x 10-8
Sound Velocity
105cm/sec
18.21 15.85 6.7
Band Gap
eV
7.0 2.5 0.81
Dielectric Constant 5.7 5.7 11.7 10.9 7.1
Loss Tangent < 4 x 10-4
Dielectric Strength
105 V/cm
100 100 3 4