Tetrahedrally Bonded Amorphous Carbon Films I

Basics, Structure and Preparation

  • Bernd Schultrich

Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 263)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Carbon Materials and Coatings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Bernd Schultrich
      Pages 3-40
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      Pages 41-83
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      Pages 85-104
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      Pages 105-110
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      Pages 111-192
  3. Structural Development of ta-C Films

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Bernd Schultrich
      Pages 195-272
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      Pages 273-298
    4. Bernd Schultrich
      Pages 299-370
  4. Vacuum Arc Deposition of Carbon Films

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 371-371
    2. Bernd Schultrich
      Pages 373-452
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      Pages 453-491
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      Pages 493-526
  5. Deposition of ta-C Films by Pulsed Laser and by Sputtering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 583-583
    2. Bernd Schultrich
      Pages 585-631
    3. Bernd Schultrich
      Pages 633-659
    4. Bernd Schultrich
      Pages 661-678
    5. Bernd Schultrich
      Pages 679-719
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 721-752

About this book


This book presents the status quo of the structure, preparation, properties and applications of tetrahedrally bonded amorphous carbon (ta-C) films and compares them with related film systems.
Tetrahedrally bonded amorphous carbon films (ta-C) combine some of the outstanding properties of diamond with the versatility of amorphous materials. The book compares experimental results with the predictions of theoretical analyses, condensing them to practicable rules. It is strictly application oriented, emphasizing the exceptional potential of ta-C for tribological coatings of tools and components.


Amorphous carbon Application of amorphous carbon films Structure and properties of carbon films Thin carbon films Tribology of carbon films

Authors and affiliations

  • Bernd Schultrich
    • 1
  1. 1.Fraunhofer Institut für Werkstoff- und StrahltechnikDresdenGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-55925-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-55927-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0933-033X
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-2812
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