Gopi Krishna Samudrala

Research Associate, Department of Physics


I am fascinated with diamond and the extraordinary research that can be done using its many excellent material properties. I have experience in synthesizing single, poly crystalline, and nano-structured diamond by microwave plasma assisted chemical vapor deposition. I have done extensive work on homoepitaxial and heteroepitaxial diamond growth on substrates of varying geometries.


I am always open to collaboration and if you are looking for somebody with experience on synthesizing diamond by CVD, please see my contact information below.


(a) Typical diamond anvil cell setup utilized in high pressure powder diffraction studies. (b) & (c) are examples of high quality raw image plate powder diffraction data obtained at synchrotron facilities. Here they show diffraction patterns of dysprosium under compression at 1.5 GPa and 210 GPa respectively.

A fully fabricated designer diamond anvil.

The fabrication steps areŚlithography, metallization,

chemical vapor deposition, and polishing. The

electrical probes are encapsulated under diamond

film to prevent damage during high pressure


Contact Information


1300 University Blvd

310 Campbell Hall

Birmingham, AL 35294


Phone: 205-934-8260

Email: gopi@uab.edu

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