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Room temperature photoluminescence from nanostructured amorphous carbon

Henley, SJ, Carey, JD and Silva, SRP (2004) Room temperature photoluminescence from nanostructured amorphous carbon APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 85 (25). pp. 6236-6238.

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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 (PAr). By varying PAr 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 s p2 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 s p2 rich phase. © 2004 American Institute of Physics.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Advanced Technology Institute > Nano-Electronics Centre
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Date : 20 December 2004
Identification Number : 10.1063/1.1839641
Uncontrolled Keywords : Science & Technology, Physical Sciences, Physics, Applied, Physics, DIAMOND-LIKE CARBON, HYDROGENATED CARBON, RAMAN-SPECTROSCOPY, FILMS
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