The GreenDiamond consortium gathered in Hasselt (Belgium) for a meeting of the core partners and the Hasselt Diamond Workshop SBDD XXII.
A successful check-in with the core partners, the first device test results and future samples process flows were discussed in preparation for the upcoming general assembly this May!
The consortium was then strongly represented at the Hasselt Diamond Workshop with talks and posters:
An improved diamond/Al2O3 interface for gate control diamond transistors, T.T. Pham, C. Masante, P. Muret, A. Marechal, N. Rouger, D. Eon, E. Gheeraert, J. Pernot
Stability of diamond MOS capacitors using Al203 and SiO2/Al2O3 dielectrics, M. Florentin, O. Loto , V. Zurbig , R.B. Jackman, M.L. Hicks, A. Pakpour-Tabrizi, D. Eon, J. Pernot, E. Gheeraert
Electrical characterization of diamond MIM and MOS capacitors with Al2O3 oxide, O. Loto, M. Florentin, S. Duman, D. Eon, J. Pernot, E. Gheeraert
Process optimisation of Ar/O2 ICP reactive ion etch for patterning of single crystal diamond (100) HPHT substrates and epitaxial growths, M-L. Hicks, A. C. Pakpour Tabrizi, R. B. Jackman
And finally, the Workshop was the home of two important firsts for the GreenDiamond Project. The conference held its first panel discussion on Diamond Power Devices moderated by GreenDiamond Work Package Leader Christoph Nebel (IAF Fraunhofer, Germany) and Satoshi Yamasaki (AIST, Japan) with panelists T. Makino (AIST, Japan), R.J. Nemanich (Arizona State University, USA), H. Ohashi (AIST, Japan) and GreenDiamond coordinator Etienne Gheeraert (Institut Néel, France). The GreenDiamond Video received its World Premiere during the introductory panelist talks and followed by discussion between the panelists and the audience on the focus, priority areas, technology requirements and strategy for diamond power devices. Food for thought!