Synchrotron-radiation photochemical-vapor deposition of amorphous carbon

A. Endo*, S. Takami, Toshio Ohsawa, I. Honma, H. Komiyama

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High-energy synchrotron-radiation (SR) light was applied to the photochemical-vapor deposition of amorphous carbon films. The source gases of CH4 and H2 have been directly photodissociated by the ultraviolet SR light to deposit carbon films on the heated Si substrate. The film structure was characterized by field-emission scanning electron microscopy, Raman scattering, and infrared absorption, which indicate the film to be a rigid amorphous structure comprised of mostly sp3-bonded carbon. The advantage as well as the limitation of the synchrotron-radiation process to the synthesis of functional materials is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3453-3457
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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