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. The 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, Physical Properties of Diamond and Sapphire is the first to concentrate solely on the physical properties of these increasingly important materials.
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Crystal Structure and Growth
Chapter 3. Mechanical Properties of Diamond
Chapter 4. Mechanical Properties of Sapphire
Chapter 5. Thermal Properties of Diamond
Chapter 6. Thermal Properties of Sapphire
Chapter 7. Optical Properties of Diamond
Chapter 8. Optical Properties of Sapphire
Chapter 9. Light Scattering of Diamond
Chapter 10. Light Scattering of Sapphire
Chapter 11. Sapphire Lasers
Roshan L. Aggarwal retired from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2016 after 51 years of service. He is currently working as Part-Time Flexible Technical Staff in Group 81 "Chemical, Microsystem, and Nanoscale Technologies" at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Previously, he was Technical Staff at MIT Lincoln Laboratory for 30 years (1986-2016), Senior Research Scientist, MIT Physics Department for 12 years (1975-1987), Associate Director, MIT Francis Bitter National Magnet Laboratory for 7 years (1977-1984), and Technical Staff, MIT Francis Bitter National Magnet Laboratory for 12 years (1965-1977). Dr Aggarwal is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a Senior Member of the Optical Society of America, a Fellow of the Punjab Academy of Sciences, and a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.
Anant K. Ramdas retired as the Lark-Horovitz Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Physics in 2016 after 60 years of service at Purdue University. He received his Ph. D. in Physics from Poona University, India in 1956; his thesis advisor was Prof. C. V. Raman. Professor Ramdas is a Recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Senior U. S. Scientist Award, Recipient of the Raman Centenary Medal of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Frank Isakson Prize of the American Physical Society, Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award, Ruth and Joel Spira Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching, and Herbert Newby McCoy Award of Purdue University. Prof. Ramdas is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, Fellow of the Optical Society of America, Fellow of the American Vacuum Society, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences.
"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