It has been reported that physico-chemical properties of diamond surfaces are closely related to the surface chemisorbed species on the surface. Hydrogen chemisorption on a chemical vapor deposition grown diamond surface is well-known to be important for stabilizing diamond surface structures with sp3
hybridization. It has been suggested that an H-chemisorbed structure is necessary to provide a negative electron affinity condition on the diamond surfaces. Negative electron affinity condition could change to a positive electron affinity by oxidation of the H-chemisorbed diamond surfaces. Oxidized diamond surfaces usually show characteristics completely different from those of the H-chemisorbed diamond surfaces. The unique electron affinity condition, or the surface potential, is strongly related to the chemisorbed species on diamond surfaces. The relationship between the surface chemisorption structure and the surface electrical properties, such as the surface potential of the diamond, has been modelled using DFT based calculations.