Title: Deposition of hydrogenated amorphous carbon films with enhanced sp(3)-C bonding on nanocrystalline palladium interlayer
Authors: Roy, M ×
Mali, Kunal
Joshi, Niraj
Misra, D. S
Kulshreshtha, S. K #
Issue Date: Mar-2007
Publisher: Elsevier science sa
Series Title: Diamond and related materials vol:16 issue:3 pages:517-525
Abstract: The present study deals with the deposition of hydrogenated amorphous carbon (a-C:H) films on Si (100) substrates with and without an interlayer of nanocrystalline palladium (nc-Pd) on them, by high-voltage electro-dissociation of N,N-dimethyl formamide (DMF). Significant improvement in the sp(3) carbon content has been observed for a-C:H films grown on nc-Pd interlayer as revealed by Fourier transformed infrared (FTIR), Raman, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopic techniques. It is inferred that H-2 activation on palladium sites leads to the stabilization of sp(3)-C bonding, thereby improving the quality of the deposits grown on them. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
ISSN: 0925-9635
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Molecular Imaging and Photonics
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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