Thick, well-adhered, highly stressed tetrahedral amorphous carbon

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Abstract

Diamond-like carbon thin films have attractive optical, electronic and mechanical properties, which make them potentially useful for wide-ranging applications. Although a great deal of research has been conducted on the electronic properties of DLC films, their use in semiconducting applications has been limited. However, there is a growing market for the use of DLC films in mechanical applications. Non-hydrogenated tetrahedral amorphous carbon (ta-C) films deposited by cathodic arc are presently widely used for machining non-ferrous materials. Thin (sub 5 nm) ta-C films are presently being considered as protective overcoats for magnetic disks and heads. However, the most prominent commercial use of a-C films has been in shaving blades. In this paper, the challenges and solutions for the commercial development of ta-C films for mechanical applications are described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1011-1016
Number of pages6
JournalDiamond and Related Materials
Volume10
Issue number3-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2001

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Keywords

  • Amorphous carbon
  • Applications of ta-C
  • Compressive stress
  • Interface analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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Thick, well-adhered, highly stressed tetrahedral amorphous carbon. / Chhowalla, Manish.

In: Diamond and Related Materials, Vol. 10, No. 3-7, 03.2001, p. 1011-1016.

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