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Title: Hydrogen concentration and bonding configuration in polycrystalline diamond films: From micro-to nanometric grain size
Authors: Michaelson, Sh.
Ternyak, O.
Akhvlediani, R.
Hoffmana, A.
Lafosse, A.
Azria, R.
Gruen, D.M.
Issue Date: 2007
Abstract: The present work studies the incorporation of hydrogen and its bonding configuration in diamond films composed of diamond grains of varying size which were deposited by three different methods: hot filament (HF), microwave (MW), and direct current glow discharge (dc GD) chemical vapor deposition (CVD). The size of diamond grains which constitute the films varies in the following way: hundreds of nanometers in the case of HF CVD ("submicron size," similar to 300 nm), tens of nanometers in the case of MW CVD (3-30 nm), and a few nanometers in the case of dc GD CVD ("ultrananocrystalline diamond," similar to 5 nm). Raman spectroscopy, secondary ion mass spectroscopy, and high resolution electron energy loss spectroscopy (HR-EELS) were applied to investigate the hydrogen trapping in the films. The hydrogen retention of the diamond films increases with decreasing grain size, indicating that most likely, hydrogen is bonded and trapped in grain boundaries as well as on the internal grain surfaces. Raman and HR-EELS analyses show that at least part of this hydrogen is bonded to sp(2)- and sp(3)-hybridized carbon, thus giving rise to typical C-H vibration modes. Both vibrational spectroscopies show the increase of (sp(2))-C-H mode intensity in transition from submicron to ultrananocrystalline grain size. The impact of diamond grain size on the shape of the Raman and HR-EELS hydrogenated diamond spectra is reported and discussed. (c) 2007 American Institute of Physics.
Notes: [Michaelson, Sh.; Ternyak, O.; Akhvlediani, R.; Hoffmana, A.] Israel Inst Tech, Schulich Fac Chem, IL-32000 Haifa, Israel. [Lafosse, A.; Azria, R.] Univ Paris 11, CNRS, Collis Atom & Mol Lab, UMR 8625,FR LUMAT, F-91405 Orsay, France. [Williams, O. A.] Univ Hasselt, Inst Mat Res, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. Argonne Natl Lab, Div Sci Mat, Argonne, IL 60439 USA.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/9711
DOI: 10.1063/1.2818372
ISI #: 000251678800039
ISSN: 0021-8979
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2009
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