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Microstructural studies of copper incorporated amorphous carbon nitride films

Jiang, Liudi, Fitzgerald, A.G. and Rose, M.J. (2002) Microstructural studies of copper incorporated amorphous carbon nitride films Physica Status Solidi A-Applied Research, 189, (1), pp. 203-207. (doi:10.1002/1521-396X(200201)189:1<203::AID-PSSA203>3.0.CO;2-D).

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Abstract

The effects of the incorporation of copper on the microstructure of amorphous carbon nitride films has been studied. Copper incorporated amorphous carbon nitride films (a-C : N : Cu) with different copper concentrations have been prepared by a magnetron co-sputtering technique. Both X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) have been used to characterise the bonding structures in the films. It is found that the N/(N+C) atomic ratio increases due to the incorporation of copper. The results also show that copper incorporation promotes formation of the sp3-bonded carbon nitrogen phase. The diamond nucleation in a-C : N : Cu films, which is determined from the observation of two-phonon diamond absorption FTIR bands, has been ascribed to the favorable formation of the sp3-bonded carbon nitrogen phase in the a-C : N : Cu films.

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Published date: 2002
Keywords: 61.43.Dq, 68.55.Nq, S7.14

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Local EPrints ID: 23551
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/23551
ISSN: 0031-8965
PURE UUID: ff2f79f2-3e27-4997-b90f-64ef3abd36fa
ORCID for Liudi Jiang: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3400-825X

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Date deposited: 28 Mar 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:17

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