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Room Temperature Photoluminescence From Nanostructured Amorphous Carbon

Henley, S J, Carey, JD and Silva, S R (2004) Room Temperature Photoluminescence From Nanostructured Amorphous Carbon Applied Physics Letters, 85 (25). ISSN 00036951


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Visible room-temperature photoluminescence (PL) was observed from hydrogen-free nanostructured amorphous carbon films deposited by pulsed laser ablation in different background pressures of argon (P-Ar). By varying P-Ar from 5 to 340 mTorr, the film morphology changed from smooth to rough and at the highest pressures, low-density filamentary growth was observed. Over the same pressure regime an increase in the ordering of sp(2) bonded C content was observed using visible Raman spectroscopy. The origin of the PL is discussed in terms of improved carrier localization within an increased sp(2) rich phase.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Advanced Technology Institute > Nano-Electronics Centre
Authors :
Henley, S
Silva, S
Date : 1 January 2004
Identification Number : 10.1063/1.1839641
Additional Information : Published in <i>Applied Physics Letters,</i> Vol. 85, Iss. 25. Copyright 2004 American Institute of Physics. Click <a href=>here</a> to access the journal's website.
Depositing User : Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited : 27 May 2010 14:09
Last Modified : 23 Sep 2013 18:28

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