We have investigated the effectiveness of a hot-filament chemical vapor deposition (HFCVD) method for preparation of a boron-doped superconducting diamond film with higher superconducting transition temperature (T c). A boron-doped superconducting diamond film has been fabricated on a diamond (111) substrate using the HFCVD method, and studied by means of scanning electron microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and resistivity. The film consists of grains with an average size of 200 mm. Analyses of valence band and boron 1s core-level XPS spectra indicate the formation of boron-doped diamond film on the substrate. From the resistivity measurements, the film is found to be a superconductor with onset T c of 7.1 K. Carrier concentration determined by Hall conductivity measurements is 1.1 × 10 21 cm - 3. The value of T c is higher compared with that in boron-doped superconducting diamond films prepared by a commonly used microwave plasma-assisted chemical vapor deposition (MPCVD) method, at the same carrier concentration [A. Kawano et al., Phys. Rev. B 82 (2010) 085318]. The result of higher T c in the film by the HFCVD method is consistent with the previous one [Wang et al., Diamond Relat. Mater. 15 (2006) 659], suggesting that the HFCVD method is effective for preparation of boron-doped superconducting diamond films showing higher T c.
- Boron-doped diamond
- Hot-filament chemical vapor deposition
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Mechanical Engineering
- Materials Chemistry
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering