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Attenuated total reflectance infrared absorption in CVD diamond films
Author(s): Phillip John; David K. Milne; Iain C. Drummond; John I.B. Wilson; Mike G. Jubber; James Anthony Savage
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Paper Abstract

The infrared absorption in microwave plasma-deposited, polycrystalline diamond films has been measured for the C-H stretch-mode and the diamond two-phonon mode, giving absorption coefficients of approximately 26 and 7.5 cm-1 respectively for a 20 micrometers thin film, assuming that the whole thickness of the film is responsible. The C-H absorption band envelope has been deconvoluted into its various components, allowing some estimation of the relative importance of CH, CH2, and CH3 grouping in the films. A significant absorption at approximately 3 micrometers due to N-H has been measured in films exposed to atomic nitrogen.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 November 1992
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1759, Diamond Optics V, (20 November 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.130774
Show Author Affiliations
Phillip John, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
David K. Milne, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Iain C. Drummond, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
John I.B. Wilson, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Mike G. Jubber, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
James Anthony Savage, DRA Malvern (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1759:
Diamond Optics V
Albert Feldman; Sandor Holly, Editor(s)

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