Paul, Rajib and Bhadra, Nilanjana and Mukhopadhyay, Anup Kumar and Bhar, Radhaballav and Pal, Arun Kumar (2014) Nano-mechanical properties of nano-gold/DLC composite thin films. European Physical Journal-Applied Physics, 68 (2). ISSN 1286-0042

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Diamond-like-Carbon composite films, with embedded gold nanoparticles, were deposited onto glass substrates by using capacitively coupled plasma chemical vapour deposition (CCP-CVD) technique. The volume fraction of the metal nanoparticles in the films as well as the size of the nanoparticles was varied by varying the percentage of argon in the methane + argon mixture during the deposition. Bonding environments in these films were obtained from Raman and GIXRD. The nanomechanical and nanotribological properties of the Au-DLC nanocomposite films were evaluated. In situ SPM imaging was utilized to depict deformation characteristics developed during the static and dynamic contact events. Influence of metal incorporation on the extent of sp(2)/sp(3) hybridization and thereby on the nanomechanical and nanotribological properties of the DLC films was studied.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Engineering Materials
Divisions: Non-Oxide Ceramics & Composites
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2015 10:57
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2016 18:05

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