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Diamondlike Carbon Thin Films From Ion Activated Techniques
Author(s): T. J. Moravec
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Paper Abstract

Diamondlike carbon thin films can be made by several different processes. We discuss two methods we have used to produce these films: deposition by low energy carbon ion beam and rf decomposition of hydrocarbon gases. In many ways, the films made by the two methods are similar, but there are some slight differences. The films have been characterized by electron spectroscopy, optical spectroscopy and transmission electron microscopy, and these measurements will be discussed. The films are mechanically hard, resist abrasion, transparent in the infrared and less so in the visible with a refractive index that can be varied between 1.8 and 2.3. Very efficient single layer quarterwave AR coatings have been produced on silicon solar cells. Other applications will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 April 1982
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0325, Optical Thin Films, (29 April 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.933294
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T. J. Moravec, Honeywell Corporate Technology Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0325:
Optical Thin Films
Richard Ian Seddon, Editor(s)

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