IIa Technologies Creates Large Single Crystal Diamond PlatesSeptember 29, 14
"The breakthrough opens up unprecedented opportunities for use in highly versatile applications such as for radiation dosimeters used in cancer therapy, X-Ray detectors, X-Ray dosimeters, high power electronic devices, etc," the firm said.
"These high-quality, single crystal diamond plates are expected to break new grounds in radiation detectors due to the simplicity of their design and enhanced lifespan (an increase of about 100-200 times as compared to the conventional material). IIa Technologies’ believes that when used in applications like particle accelerators, users would benefit from higher uptime and enhanced detection accuracy."
Prof D S Misra, Technical Director of IIa Technologies, who led the research team, said: “IIa Technologies is synonymous with innovation. Our research team is backed by access to cutting-edge diamond growing technologies, helping us achieve breakthroughs of this caliber. The beauty of our diamond growing processes is that we can grow such high quality diamond plates in a consistent manner, while maintaining all its virtuous properties. This, in turn, makes the IIa diamond plates ideal for global scientific and research communities.”
Established in 2005 and based in Singapore, IIa Technologies was formed with the aim of creating a technology that could grow colorless diamonds through a process called Microwave Plasma Chemical Vapour Deposition (MPCVD).
The company says it has the largest MPCVD diamond research facility in the world with over 50 MPCVD reactors running diamond growth processes growing flawless gem-quality diamonds.