Here, leading scientists report on why and how diamond can be optimized for applications in bioelectronic and electronics. They cover such topics as growth techniques, new and conventional doping mechanisms, superconductivity in diamond, and excitonic properties, while application aspects include quantum electronics at room temperature, biosensors as well as diamond nanocantilevers and SAWs. Written in a review style to make the topic accessible for a wider community of scientists working in interdisciplinary fields with backgrounds in physics, chemistry, biology and engineering, this is essential reading for everyone working in environments that involve conventional electronics, biotechnology, quantum computing, quantum cryptography, superconductivity and light emission from highly excited excitonic systems.
Satoshi Koizumi is Senior Researcher at the National Institute for Materials Science, Japan. As a member of the Super Diamond Group he is working on synthesis and characterization of diamond and cubic boron nitride (cBN), both high potential materials for electronic devices. Christoph Nebel is Team Leader at the Diamond Research Center oft the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan. His research work concentrates on characterization and development of nano-structured multi-array bio-sensors and field emission devices, both based on diamond. After owning positions at the Xerox Research Laboratories, Palo Alto/USA, and the Walter Schottky Insitute at the Technical University of Munich/Germany, he moved to Japan to continue his research on diamond. Milos Nesladek is Professor at the University of Hasselt in Belgium and Senior Researcher at the Saclay Research Center of the Atomic Energy Commissariat (CEA), France. His main interests include PE CVD growth, optical characterisation and defect spectroscopy of diamond films and novel electronic materials.