Symposium EL14-Diamond Electronics, Devices and Sensors

Due to its unique properties diamond is a material that enables device applications in challenging environments. Recent development in the areas of power and RF electronics, heat spreaders, sensors, MEMs, room temperature quantum applications, tissue engineering and catalysis at extreme potentials are among the most promising. This was fueled by achievements such as the very recent announcement of 2 inch single crystalline diamond substrates from hetero-epitaxy to become commercially available by the next few months. This is expected to reply to the increased demand for high quality single crystalline diamond films with large and smooth surfaces (opto-electronics, waveguides), defect free surfaces, which can be wafer bonded to III-V-materials and 3D-device -architectures for power electronics and high quality electronic components made out of diamond such as vertical and lateral devices, Schottky junctions, pin-diodes and field-effect-transistors. In addition, diamond based electron emitters for the generation of solvated electrons in buffer solutions is now a uniquely efficient and cheap solution to reduce CO2 or N2 into fuels, chemical building blocks or ammonia, as a means to cope with greenhouse gas emissions and the increasing demand for fuels and fertilizers. Further, the application of lattice defects such as NV, GeV and SnV for magnetometry gains increasing momentum for the generation of new devices related to navigation, local current sensing, geology, MRI and many more. Hybrid electronic systems that combine diamonds excellent thermal properties with materials such as GaN based MMICs have been demonstrated, where diamond is applied on the back side by wafer bonding but also on the hot-spot gate (front side) by plasma deposition. Beyond monocrystalline diamond, applications of functionalized nanodiamonds as biomarkers and for drug delivery, cancer diagnosis and therapy as well as in tissue engineering and catalysis. Diamond coatings have demonstrated they can be biocompatible and can be functionalized for in-vivo applications ranging from tissue engineering to neuron interfaces and stimulants.

This symposium will bring together researchers from academia and industry, to discuss and introduce the perspectives and possibilities of diamond as well as diamond hybrid materials and heterojunction development. As a recurring event at MRS Fall since 2006, this symposium promotes new applications, new ideas and collaborations in the science communities ranging from biology, quantum technology to electronic applications all over the world.

Topics will include:

  • Recent breakthroughs in large area (2 in) homo- and hetero-epitaxial-growth of single-crystalline diamond.
  • Novel wafer bonding approaches with III/V and other materials
  • Synthesis of diamond with intentionally created defects, impurities and doping of diamond and correlated electrical, optical and mechanical properties.
  • Diamond materials for magnetometry and single photon-generation, e.g. supporting architectures, wave-guides, couplers, etc
  • Nanoscopic diamond powders/films for photocatalytic and electrocatalytic applications
  • High performance diamond-based electronic devices, hydrogen-terminated 2D hole-gas devices, high power devices, GaN/diamond hybrids, high frequency devices and IGFETs.
  • Efficient diamond-based radiation detectors for applications in harsh environments
  • Diamond and diamond based hetero-structures in thermionic, photo-induced and field-emission devices.
  • Nanodiamond for drug delivery, cancer diagnosis and therapy and recent developments
  • Nanoscopic diamond powders/films and their functionalization for gas and bio-sensors coupled with SAW, MEMS/NEMS and photonic devices
  • Diamond biocompatible implants and biosensors for neural interfacing: from fabrication to in vivo evoque action potential measurements
  • Optical and electrical platforms for chemical/biosensing (including fabrication, chemical modification and measurement/application).
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers (tentative):

  • Chia-Ching Chang (National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)
  • Shery Chang (University of New South Wales, Australia)
  • Srabanti Chowdhury (Stanford University, USA)
  • Stoffel Janssens (Okinawa Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • Ania Jayich (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
  • Georgina Klemencic (Cardiff University, United Kingdom)
  • Patrick Salter (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)
  • Aparajita Singha (Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Germany)
  • Alastair Stacey (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia)
  • Mariko Suzuki (Universidad de Cádiz, Spain)
  • Kenji Ueda (Waseda University, Japan)
  • Julie Widiez (Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives, France)

Symposium Organizers

Philippe Bergonzo

Seki Diamond Systems

Seki Diamond Systems

Chia-Liang Cheng
National Dong Hwa University
Department of Physics

David Eon
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Institut Néel, Polytech Grenoble
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Anke Krueger
University of Stuttgart
Institute for Organic Chemistry

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