Plasma deposition of thin carbonfluorine films on aligned carbon nanotube

He, Peng; Shi, Donglu; Lian, Jie; Wang, L. M.; Ewing, Rodney C.; van Ooij, Wim; Li, W. Z.; Ren, Z. F.
January 2005
Applied Physics Letters;1/24/2005, Vol. 86 Issue 4, p043107
Academic Journal
The thin film of carbonfluorine was deposited on the surfaces of aligned carbon nanotubes using a plasma polymerization treatment. High-resolution transmission electron microscopy images revealed that a thin film of the polymer layer (20 nm) was uniformly deposited on the surfaces of the aligned carbon nanotubes. Time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectroscopy and Fourier transform infrared experiments identified the carbonfluorine thin films on the carbon nanotubes. The plasma deposition mechanism is discussed.


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