Experiments and Theoretical Modeling of Fullerene-like CNx and CPx Thin Film Structures
2007 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
This thesis concerns the materials science of carbon-based fullerene-like structures as a basis for the improvement of the applicability of FL-CNx protective thin films. In particular, structural origins of mechanical properties of FL-CNx coatings and water adsorption on their surface were investigated, both of which are critical parameters for their application as, e.g., computer hard disk protective coatings. Also, prospective FL-CPx structures were investigated by first-principles modeling. I present an introduction to theoretical methods used to study the effects of nitrogen and phosphorus as dopant elements. The modeling results include pure phosphorus clusters, mixed carbon-phosphorus clusters, and growth of fullerenelike phospho-carbide structures. Finally, I present some implications for the synthesis of FL-CPx thin films and the extension of the research to other dopant elements including sulphur, arsenic, and germanium.
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Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi , 2007.
Linköping Studies in Science and Technology. Thesis, ISSN 0280-7971 ; 1294
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-8057ISBN: 978-91-85715-92-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-8057DiVA: diva2:22950
2007-02-16, Schrödinger, Fysikhuset, Campus Valla, Linköpings universitet, Linköping, 10:30 (English)
Jansson, Ulf, Professor
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