Optical properties of nano- and ultrananocrystalline diamond thin layers in the UV and visible spectral range

S. Tóth, J. Budai, M. Veres, M. Koós

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The potential application of nano- and ultrananocrystalline diamond thin films in nanotechnology demands a detailed knowledge of the optical properties and their relation to the structure. By varying the atomic bonding structure and morphological properties of nanodiamond layers we have explored a relation between the structure and the spectral dependence of the refractive index and extinction coefficient in nanodiamond. For this purpose nanodiamond layers were prepared from CH4, H2 and Ar gas mixture in a chemical vapor deposition process with different Ar-content of the feed gas and self-bias of the substrate material. Optical parameters were determined by using a three-layer model in the evaluation of the spectral ellipsometric data. Surface topography was monitored and the average grain size was obtained from scanning electron microscopy images. Bonding characteristics of diamond and non-diamond phases were analyzed by Raman spectroscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012049
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Oct 18 2018
Event11th Hungarian Conference on Materials Science, 2017 - Balatonkenese, Hungary
Duration: Oct 15 2017Oct 17 2017


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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