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Nanocrystalline diamond thin films deposited from C-60 monoenergetic fullerene ion beam

Pukha, V. E. and Stetsenko, A. N. and Dub, Sergey N. and Lee, J. K. (2007) Nanocrystalline diamond thin films deposited from C-60 monoenergetic fullerene ion beam. JOURNAL OF NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY, 7 (4-5). pp. 1370-1376.

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Abstract

Carbon films 250 divided by 500 nm in thickness deposited on Si wafers from mass-selected flow of accelerated C-60 ions with energies of 5.0 +/- 0.1 keV at temperatures of 300 K and 673 K are characterized by TEM and nanoinclentation. On the TEM images of the films deposited at 673 K, nanocrystalline graphite with the typical grain size of similar to 6 nm is observed. The films deposited at 300 K are transparent in visible light. TEM study of these films has revealed structural elements with lattice spacing close to that of diamond and the grain size of about 4 nm. Nanohardness and elastic modulus of the films prepared at a substrate temperature of 300 K were 23.1 +/- 0.2 GPa and 200 +/- 1 GPa, respectively. Possible mechanisms of the carbon films structure formation are suggested in the framework of a hydrodynamic shock wave model.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:nanocrystalline diamond thin films; fullerene ion beam; shock wave
Subjects:Material Science > Functional and hybrid materials
Material Science > Nanofabrication processes and tools
ID Code:2910
Deposited By:Farnush Anwar
Deposited On:13 Jan 2009 12:28
Last Modified:26 Mar 2009 14:03

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