Panwar, O. S. and Khan, Mohd Alim and Basu, A . and Kumar, Satyendra and Kumar, Sushil (2009) Analysis of dielectric constants to determine sp(3)/sp(2) ratio and effect of substrate bias on spectroscopic ellipsometric studies of tetrahedral amorphous carbon films grown using an S bend filtered cathodic vacuum arc process. Indian Journal of Pure & Applied Physics, 47 (2). pp. 141-148. ISSN 0975-1041

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The carbon bonding ratio and optical properties have been studied by spectroscopic ellipsometry of as grown tetrahedral amorphous carbon (ta-C) films, deposited using in S bend filtered cathodic vacuum arc (FCVA) process. First, the carbon bonding ratio in ta-C films has been estimated from imaginary part of dielectric constant (epsilon(2)) spectra obtained by spectroscopy ellipsometry. A method has been developed to find out the fractions of sp(3) and sp(2) bonded carbon atoms from the Wemple-Didomenico plot. Second, the effect of varying negative substrate bias on the optical properties and sp(3)/sp(2) ratio of as-grown ta-C films has been made. The values of the optical constants evaluated are found to increase with the increase or the negative substrate bias in the as-grown ta-C films but the values of sp(3)/sp(2) ratio and the optical band gap (E-g) evaluated increase up to -200 V substrate bias and beyond -200 V substrate bias the values of sp(3)/sp(2) ratio and E-g decrease. Application of substrate bias is, thus, found to increase the sp(3) bonding and E-g up to -200V substrate bias and beyond -200V substrate bias there is reversal of the trend.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Physics
Depositing User: Ms Neetu Chandra
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2012 07:33
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2012 07:33

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