Plasma physics and high-power electronics division

Diamond Electronics Laboratory

Diamond Electronics Laboratory was created in year 2013 in Institute of Applied Physics, Russian Academy of Science. Main directions of research activity are:

• CVD synthesis of mono and polycrystalline diamond films
• Development of a high-speed deposition method of polycrystalline diamond films in high-density plasma generated by millimeter-wave band microwave radiation
• Study of the physical properties of the diamond films
• Synthesis of semiconductor CVD diamond
• Development of solid-state electronic, acousto-electronic and optic devices based on diamond films
• Laser cutting and mechanical polishing of diamond materials

Since 2013, the laboratory carries out the project "Semiconductor CVD diamond for high-power and high-frequency electronic devices" under supervision of a leading scientist Dr. James E. Butler, who together with the IAP won in a grant competition, performed in a frame of the Russian Federation Government decree 220 (Stage 3). James E. Butler is a recognized expert in the field of chemical vapor deposition of nano-, poly- and monocrystalline diamond. From 1972 to 2010, during his work  in the division of gas and surface dynamics of the Naval Research Laboratory, USA, he obtained a number of fundamental results in the field of CVD diamond synthesis and application. He is an author or co-author for more than 260 publications.

The project is implemented in the Federal State Institution of Science "Institute of Applied Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences" (IAP) with the involvement of a large number of employees of the Federal State Institution of Higher Professional Education "Saint-Petersburg Electrotechnical University ("LETI")". Laboratory staff with the employees of both IAP and LETI counts to more than 50 people, including 9 doctors of science, 21 candidates of science and 7 graduate students. IAP has extensive experience and infrastructure in field of CVD diamond synthesis, LETI - in design and manufacture of wide-bandgap electronic devices.

Press about us:

- “Vesti Privolzhya”, «Diamonds for new power electronics are created by Nizhniy Novgorod scientists», 09.11.2016

-Scientific Russia, «Another step on a way to diamond electronics»,, 5.03.2015

- "Nizhny Novgorod Pravda", "Mega-grant: residence in Nizhny", 02.11.2014

- Modern Electronics, "Growing of the diamonds to create a new generation of semiconductor technology is started in Russia", 11.18.2013

- Scientific Russia, "Diamonds for the modern electronics", 18.11.2013:

-"Nizhny Novgorod Pravda", «Diamonds of Academicians»,, 22.10.2013

- Gorky TV, "Mega-grant will allow us to create a new generation of electronics from diamonds", 17.10.2013

- Gorky TV, "Nizhny Novgorod scientists will contribute to the development of the diamond electronics industry", 17.10.2013

- Time “N”, "Nizhny Novgorod scientists grow diamonds to create the diamond electronics", 16.10.2013

- Business Block, "Nizhny Novgorod and St. Petersburg scientists received mega-grant of the Russian government for growing diamond", 16.10.2013

- Nizhny Novgorod on-line, «Nizhny Novgorod scientists received a grant for growing diamonds", 15.10.2013

- INNOV.RU, «Nizhny Novgorod and St. Petersburg scientists received mega-grant for growing diamonds", 15.10.2013

-, «Nizhny Novgorod scientists received mega-grant for growing diamonds", 15.10.2013