TITLE

Quantitative estimation of the threefold and fourfold carbon coordination in amorphous CN[sub x] films

AUTHOR(S)
Mezzasalma, A. M.; Mondio, G.; Neri, F.; Trusso, S.
PUB. DATE
January 2001
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;1/15/2001, Vol. 78 Issue 3, p326
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reflection electron energy loss spectroscopy and x-ray photoemission spectroscopy results obtained from laser-ablated amorphous CN[sub x] thin films have been analyzed in order to quantitatively deduce the change of the threefold/fourfold carbon coordination ratio induced by the nitrogenation. It has been found that nitrogenation induces an increase of the threefold-coordinated carbon atoms with respect to the fourfold-coordinated ones, evidencing the graphitization of the material. All the bond concentrations of the threefold and fourfold coordinations have been evaluated. © 2001 American Institute of Physics.
ACCESSION #
4710745

 

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