Characterization of reaction products and mechanisms in atmospheric pressure plasma deposition of carbon films from ethanol

Izake, Emad L., Paulmier, Thierry C., Bell, John M., & Fredericks, Peter M. (2004) Characterization of reaction products and mechanisms in atmospheric pressure plasma deposition of carbon films from ethanol. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 14, pp. 300-306.


Atmospheric pressure plasma deposition (APPD) of carbon films from a predominantly ethanol liquid phase was carried out under varying experimental conditions. A solid precipitate formed in the process was characterised by FT-IR and Raman spectroscopy. After each experiment the liquid phase was analysed for by-products by GC-MS. A number of compounds were found and mechanisms for their formation are proposed. These mechanisms involve the production of free radical species under the high energy plasma/discharge conditions of the process. The formation of groups of compounds was found to correlate with the voltage in the cell, but not with any other experimental parameter.

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ID Code: 1394
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: thin films, carbon, dlc, plasma deposition, Raman
ISSN: 0959-9428
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY (INCL. STRUCTURAL) (030600) > Electrochemistry (030604)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Royal Society of Chemistry
Copyright Statement: Reproduced by permission of The Royal Society of Chemistry, no further distribution permitted.
Deposited On: 26 May 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:05

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