Title: Amorphisation and Growth Mechanisms of Carbon Films under Ion Beam Irradiation.
Authors: ROSSI Francois
Citation: Chaos, Solitons & Fractals vol. 10 no. 12 p. 2019
Publication Year: 1999
JRC N°: JRC17689
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC17689
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Amorphisation mechanisms during Physical Vapour Deposition of diamondlike carbon films are presented and illustrate the role of ion bombardment on the microstructure and disorder of the deposited films. It is shown that at low energy, densification of the carbon film is produced by a ion pinning effect leading to cross bonding between graphitic planes present in the layers. Increase of the sp3 concenntration is observed as ion energy is increased until an optimum value at which irradiation induced defect migration leads to graphitisation of the layers. The effect of amorphisation-recystallisation depends strongly on the ion mass, ionenergy and ion flux per deposited atom. A simple model of the ion beam assisted deposition mechanism is proposed and is in good qualitative agreement with experimental results.
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