Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics

, Volume 97, Issue 6, pp 1154–1158 | Cite as

Formation of nanostructured carbon films in gas-discharge plasmas

  • A. A. Zolotukhin
  • A. N. Obraztsov
  • A. O. Ustinov
  • A. P. Volkov
Plasma, Gases


Deposition of carbon materials from methane-hydrogen gas mixtures in a DC gas discharge is investigated. Parameters ensuring stable discharge conditions and synthesis of diamond and graphite-like films are determined. Optical emission spectroscopy is used to analyze the composition of the activated gas phase in the course of carbon film deposition. Synthesis of graphite-like carbon nanotubes and nanocrystallites is shown to correlate with the presence of C2 dimers in the plasma. A noncatalytic mechanism of synthesis of nanostructured graphite in a carbon-containing gas phase is proposed.


Carbon Nanotubes Emission Spectroscopy Carbon Film Optical Emission Spectroscopy Nanostructured Carbon 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. A. Zolotukhin
    • 1
  • A. N. Obraztsov
    • 1
  • A. O. Ustinov
    • 1
  • A. P. Volkov
    • 1
  1. 1.Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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