Characterization of Diamond-Like Films Prepared by Laser Ablation of Graphite

  • E. B. D. Bourdon
  • W. W. Duley
  • A. P. Jones
  • R. H. Prince
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 266)


Deposition of diamond-like amorphous carbon films has been carried out primarily by high frequency plasma discharge and/or ion beam methods using hydrocarbon gases. Laser ablation has been used recently for film deposition of elemental materials1,2 and the very rapid energy input can potentially produce novel materials due to the non-equilibrium conditions created at the evaporation source and the possibility for photo-chemical processes.


Laser Ablation Translational Energy Amorphous Carbon Film Carbon Vapour Supersonic Expansion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. B. D. Bourdon
    • 1
  • W. W. Duley
    • 1
  • A. P. Jones
    • 1
  • R. H. Prince
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsYork UniversityTorontoCanada

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