Near infrared optical materials from polymeric amorphous carbon synthesized by collisional plasma process
Rybachuk, Maksym, Hertwig, Andreas, Weise, M., Sahre, Mario, Mann, M., Beck, Uwe, & Bell, John (2010) Near infrared optical materials from polymeric amorphous carbon synthesized by collisional plasma process. Applied Physics Letters, 96(21), pp. 1-3.
The synthesis of polymerlike amorphous carbon(a-C:H) thin-films by microwave excited collisional hydrocarbon plasma process is reported. Stable and highly aromatic a-C:H were obtained containing significant inclusions of poly(p-phenylene vinylene) (PPV). PPV confers universal optoelectronic properties to the synthesized material. That is a-C:H with tailor-made refractive index are capable of becoming absorption-free in visible (red)-near infrared wavelength range. Production of large aromatic hydrocarbon including phenyl clusters and/or particles is attributed to enhanced coagulation of elemental plasma species under collisional plasma conditions. Detailed structural and morphological changes that occur in a-C:H during the plasma synthesis are also described.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||amorphous state, carbon, coagulation, hydrogen, optical materials, plasma collision processes, plasma deposition, refractive index, thin films|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (010000)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHYSICAL SCIENCES (020000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000)
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering|
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
|Copyright Owner:||American Institute of Physics|
|Deposited On:||13 Jul 2011 23:10|
|Last Modified:||27 Mar 2014 11:57|
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