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Title: Structural, optical, and electronic properties of nanocrystalline and ultrananocrystalline diamond thin films
Authors: Achatz, P.
Garrido, J. A.
WILLIAMS, Oliver
Brun, P.
Gruen, D. M.
Kromka, A.
Steinmueller, D.
Stutzmann, M.
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH
Citation: PHYSICA STATUS SOLIDI A-APPLICATIONS AND MATERIALS SCIENCE, 204(9). p. 2874-2880
Abstract: The structural, optical, and electronic properties of nanocrystalline diamond thin films grown from a hydrogen-rich CH4/H-2 gas phase via hot filament (HF) CVD and of ultrananocrystalline diamond thin films grown from an argon-rich sp(2) gas phase via microwave plasma enhanced (MPE) CVD have been studied. Depending on the growth conditions, these diamond films can have markedly different structural properties, as revealed by atomic force microscopy and Raman spectroscopy. Nevertheless, similarities in the electronic band structure can be seen from transport and optical measurements. In the case of nominally undoped films, both types of material show variable range hopping in localized states near the Fermi level in the whole temperaturerange from 300-650 K. Therefore, the overall density of states has to be the same for these two microstructures. Nitrogen incorporation in the ultrananocrystalline diamond films leads to changes in the optical absorption, which has been investigated using photothermal deflection and spectrally resolved photocurrent spectroscopy. (C) 2007 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
Notes: CNRS, Inst Neel, F-38042 Grenoble 09, France. CEA Grenoble, DRFMC, SPSMS, F-38054 Grenoble, France. Tech Univ Munich, Walter Schottky Inst, D-85748 Garching, Germany. Univ Hasselt, Inst Mat Res, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. Argonne Natl Lab, Div Sci Mat, Argonne, IL 60439 USA. Argonne Natl Lab, Div Chem, Argonne, IL 60439 USA. Hartstoffbeschichtungs GmbH, P BeSt Coating, A-6150 Steinach, Austria.Achatz, P, CNRS, Inst Neel, BP 166, F-38042 Grenoble 09, France.philipp.achatz@grenoble.cnrs.fr
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/4172
DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/16/12/054
ISI #: 000249648700007
ISSN: 0031-8965
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2008
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