Dwivedi, Neeraj and Kumar, Sushil and Tripathi, R. K. and Malik , H. K. and Panwar, O. S. (2011) Field emission, morphological and mechanical properties of variety of diamond-like carbon thin films. Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing , 105 (2). pp. 417-425. ISSN 1432-0630

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The effect of nitrogen incorporation and sandwich titanium and copper layers, on field emission, morphological and mechanical properties of diamond-like carbon (DLC) thin films is explored. The introduction of foreign element (N2) and sandwich Cu and Ti layers changed the amorphous morphology to nanostructured, reduced the stress, enhanced the hardness (except N2 incorporated DLC film) and improved the field emission (except Ti/DLC bilayer) of modified DLC films. The associated versatile electrical and mechanical properties of modified DLC film made it a material of great utility in the development of field emission display panels and also lead to its application as a hard and protective coating on cutting tools, automobile parts etc. It is important to mention that DLC-based electronic materials may replace currently used soft electronic materials (such as Si) due to their enhanced stability under high energy radiation.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to M/s Springer Verlag.
Subjects: Materials Science
Applied Physics/Condensed Matter
Depositing User: Mr. Abhishek Yadav
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2012 07:23
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2012 07:23
URI: http://npl.csircentral.net/id/eprint/906

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