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Semiconducting phase of amorphous carbon-nickel composite films

Bhattacharyya, S, Henley, SJ, Lock, D, Blanchard, NP and Silva, SRP (2006) Semiconducting phase of amorphous carbon-nickel composite films APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 89 (2). ? - ?. ISSN 0003-6951

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Amorphous carbon-nickel composite films, which constitute a homogeneously mixed phase of carbon and 10% nickel, are prepared by UV pulsed laser ablation. From the low temperature conductivity study of these films, a nearly activated conduction followed by conductivity saturation below a temperature of 25 K has been identified. This is very different from undoped diamond-like carbon (DLC) films. The presence of additional density of states at the Fermi level observed in these samples when compared with DLC films, is directly confirmed using valence band spectroscopy.

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Additional Information: Copyright 2006 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in Applied Physics Letters, 89 (2) 022113 and may be found at
Uncontrolled Keywords: Science & Technology, Physical Sciences, Physics, Applied, Physics, VALENCE-BAND, THIN-FILMS, TRANSPORT
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Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Advanced Technology Institute > Nano-Electronics Centre
Depositing User: Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2012 09:45
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 19:49

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