Diamond Surgical Tools

Ahmed, Waqar orcid iconORCID: 0000-0003-4152-5172, Jackson, M. J., Sein, H., Maryan, C., Jones, A., Verran, J., Ali, N., Hassan, I.U. and Rego, C. (2016) Diamond Surgical Tools. In: Surgical Tools and Medical Devices. Springer, pp. 149-194. ISBN 978-3-319-33487-5

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Deposition technology has played a major part in the creation of today’s scien-tific devices. Computers, electronic equipment, bio-medical implants, cutting tools, optical components, and automotive parts are all based on material struc-tures created by thin film deposition processes. There are many coating processing ranging from the traditional electroplating to the more advanced laser or ion-assisted deposition. However, the choice of deposition technology depends upon many factors including substrates properties, component dimensions and geome-try, production requirements, and the exact coating specification needed for the application of interest. For complex geometry components, small feature sizes, good reproducibility and high product throughput chemical vapor deposition (CVD) is a highly effective technology. For example, low-pressure and plasma as-sisted CVD is a well-established technology for semiconductor devices, which has very small feature sizes and complex geometrical arrangements on the surface.

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