Hydrogen Interactions with Diamond: call for papers

PCCP high-profile themed issue announcement:

Hydrogen Interactions with Diamond

Submission deadline: 10 January 2010

Guest Editors: John Foord (University of Oxford) and Alon Hoffman (Technion Inst.)

Enormous interest has developed in the use of diamond as a functional material in recent years, with diverse applications in areas like optical windows, radiation detectors, thermal dissipation, high power electronics, NEMS, medical implants, electrochemistry, bioelectronics and biosensors. This in turn has focussed attention on understanding the basic physical, chemical, mechanical and interfacial properties of diamond materials, in a research field that spans physics, chemistry, materials science and biology. One of the central themes in this basic research is the interaction of hydrogen with diamond.

The purpose of this themed issue is therefore to bring important areas of this large body of research together in an issue of PCCP, which will focus on the basic physical science which underlies the interaction of hydrogen with diamond materials and will cover specific areas including:

  • Chemistry and structure of hydrogenated diamond surfaces
  • The role of hydrogen in growth chemistry
  • Electronic structure of diamond interfaces
  • Surface conductivity
  • Electron emission and Photoemission
  • Hydrogen plasma smoothing and etching
  • Electrochemistry
  • Diffusion
  • Hydrogen Defects in Diamond
  • Bulk electronic and optical properties


The themed issue will be published in summer 2011 and will be displayed at relevant conferences to maximise the visibility of the work published.

Please pass this information on to any relevant colleagues, or let us know if you have any suggestions of people to invite. The deadline for submissions to the themed issue is the 10th January 2011, though submissions before this date are of course welcomed.



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