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Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.1016/S0927-796X(02)00005-0
John Robertson1Institutions (1)
Abstract: Diamond-like carbon (DLC) is a metastable form of amorphous carbon with significant sp3 bonding. DLC is a semiconductor with a high mechanical hardness, chemical inertness, and optical transparency. This review will describe the deposition methods, deposition mechanisms, characterisation methods, electronic structure, gap states, defects, doping, luminescence, field emission, mechanical properties and some applications of DLCs. The films have widespread applications as protective coatings in areas, such as magnetic storage disks, optical windows and micro-electromechanical devices (MEMs). more

Topics: Amorphous carbon (64%), Diamond-like carbon (61%), Diamond (55%) more

5,010 Citations

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1016/0031-8914(67)90062-6
Y.P. Varshni1Institutions (1)
Abstract: A relation for the variation of the energy gap ( E g ) with temperature ( T ) in semiconductors is proposed. E g ≐ E 0 - αT 2 /( T + β ) where α and β are constants. The equation satisfactorily represents the experimental data for diamond, Si, Ge, 6H-SiC, GaAs, InP and InAs. more

Topics: Band gap (54%), Diamond (53%)

4,093 Citations

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1103/PHYSREVB.42.9458
Donald W. Brenner1Institutions (1)
15 Nov 1990-Physical Review B
Abstract: An empirical many-body potential-energy expression is developed for hydrocarbons that can model intramolecular chemical bonding in a variety of small hydrocarbon molecules as well as graphite and diamond lattices. The potential function is based on Tersoff's covalent-bonding formalism with additional terms that correct for an inherent overbinding of radicals and that include nonlocal effects. Atomization energies for a wide range of hydrocarbon molecules predicted by the potential compare well to experimental values. The potential correctly predicts that the \ensuremath{\pi}-bonded chain reconstruction is the most stable reconstruction on the diamond {111} surface, and that hydrogen adsorption on a bulk-terminated surface is more stable than the reconstruction. Predicted energetics for the dimer reconstructed diamond {100} surface as well as hydrogen abstraction and chemisorption of small molecules on the diamond {111} surface are also given. The potential function is short ranged and quickly evaluated so it should be very useful for large-scale molecular-dynamics simulations of reacting hydrocarbon molecules. more

Topics: Diamond (62%), Bond order potential (54%), Chemisorption (53%) more

3,449 Citations

Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.84.4613
Abstract: Recently discovered carbon nanotubes have exhibited many unique material properties including very high thermal conductivity. Strong sp 2 bonding configurations in carbon network and nearly perfect self-supporting atomic structure in nanotubes give unusually high phonon-dominated thermal conductivity along the tube axis, possibly even surpassing that of other carbon-based materials such as diamond and graphite (in plane). In this chapter, we explore theoretical and experimental investigations for the thermal-transport properties of these materials. more

Topics: Carbon nanotube (66%), Carbon (60%), Diamond (55%) more

2,851 Citations

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1557/JMR.1989.0385
Diane S. Knight1, William B. White1Institutions (1)
Abstract: As the technology for diamond film preparation by plasma-assisted CVD and related procedures has advanced, Raman spectroscopy has emerged as one of the principal characterization tools for diamond materials. Cubic diamond has a single Raman-active first order phonon mode at the center of the Brillouin zone. The presence of sharp Raman lines allows cubic diamond to be recognized against a background of graphitic carbon and also to characterize the graphitic carbon. Small shifts in the band wavenumber have been related to the stress state of deposited films. The effect is most noticeable in diamond films deposited on hard substrates such as alumina or carbides. The Raman line width varies with mode of preparation of the diamond and has been related to degree of structural order. The Raman spectrum of hexagonal diamond (lonsdaleite) is distinct from that of the cubic diamond and allows it to be recognized. more

Topics: Diamond (76%), Lonsdaleite (62%), Raman spectroscopy (59%)

2,180 Citations

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