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Applied Physics Letters
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Sputter deposition of dense diamond-like carbon films at low temperature

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Abstract

Thin carbon films were deposited by ion beam sputtering at temperatures of 77-1073 K. Using Rutherford backscattering spectrometry and electron energy loss spectroscopy, the trends in film density and bonding were examined as a function of deposition conditions. It has been found that film density and sp3 bonding character unexpectedly increased with increased substrate thermal conductivity and decreasing substrate temperature, reaching values of 2.9 g/cc and 50%, respectively.

Date

01 Dec 1991

Publication

Applied Physics Letters

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