GreenDiamond Project : Electronics with Diamond Power Devices

The key to the efficient transmission and conversion of low-carbon electrical energy is the improvement of power electronic devices. Diamond is considered to be the ultimate wide bandgap semiconductor material for applications in high power electronics due to its exceptional thermal and electronic properties.

Two recent developments – the emergence of commercially available electronic grade single crystals and a scientific breakthrough in creating a MOS channel in diamond technology, have now opened new opportunities for the fabrication and commercialisation of diamond power transistors. These will result in substantial improvements in the performance of power electronic systems by offering higher blocking voltages, improved efficiency and reliability, as well as reduced thermal requirements thus opening the door to more efficient green electronic systems.


Montpellier Meet

After a successful time at the International Conference on Diamond and Carbon Materials in Montpellier, leaders from each work package met with the new GreenDiamond project office from the H2020 program for an update on the work performed to-date.


For more information about the work performed as part of the GreenDiamond project, members of the consortium will be giving talks and posters at a GreenDiamond-specific session during EMRS Fall 2016 in Warsaw, Poland.