Title: Surface Properties of Differently Prepared Ultrananocrystalline Diamond Surfaces
Authors: KULISCH WilhelmPOPOV CyrilGILLILAND DouglasCECCONE GiacomoSIRGHI LucelRUIZ AnaROSSI Francois
Citation: DIAMOND AND RELATED MATERIALS vol. 18 no. 5-8 p. 745-749
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE SA
Publication Year: 2009
JRC N°: JRC54325
ISSN: 0925-9635
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC54325
DOI: 10.1016/j.diamond.2009.01.005
Type: Articles in Journals
Abstract: Ultrananocrystalline diamond/amorphous carbon composite films have been deposited by microwave plasma chemical vapour deposition from 17% CH4/N2 mixtures at 600 °C. Thereafter the films were subjected to various treatments (plasma processes, UV/O3 exposure) to obtain hydrogen, oxygen, and fluorine terminated surfaces, which then have been characterized with respect to their composition, roughness, wettability, and other properties. Among others, it will be shown that H- and F-terminated surfaces are very stable even if exposed for long time to air, while O-terminated ones are prone to contaminations. H- and Otermination can be patterned by applying the UV/O3 treatment through a mask. Finally, it will be shown that a non-fouling poly(ethylene glycol) layer can be grafted directly on oxygen terminated surfaces by an atom transfer radical polymerization process using a-bromoisobutyryl bromide as an initiator.
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