Diamond-like carbon films were synthesized under vacuum, argon, methane and hydrogen circumstance by cathodic arc deposition from graphite cathodes. Electron diffraction patterns and high resolution micrographs indicated that graphite crystal cathodes were decomposed under plasma circumstance and amorphous carbon films were formed in all the cases of film deposition. The sp3/sp2 ratio was measured by energy loss electron spectroscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The films, synthesized under hydrogen plasma, had the largest sp3/sp2 ratio, compared with those under vacuum, argon and methane circumstances.
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- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Mechanical Engineering
- Materials Chemistry
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