Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 45, Issue 1, pp 279–281 | Cite as

Electrical properties of flash-evaporated carbon nanolayers on PTFE

  • T. Hubáček
  • O. Lyutakov
  • V. Rybka
  • V. ŠvorčíkEmail author

Potential application of flash-deposited carbon layers depends crucially on their mechanical properties [1, 2]. For applications in electron microscopy the layer thickness, homogeneity and electrical conductivity are of utmost importance [3]. Interaction with living cells was recently found to depend on chemical composition, polarity and electrical conductance of carbon layer [4, 5].

In our previous work [1] it was shown that the thickness of the flash-evaporated carbon layer decreases monotonously with increasing distance between the carbon filament and the substrate. The carbon layers, prepared by the flash deposition, were shown to contain significant fractions of oxygen, hydrogen and amorphous carbon (a-C:H). The carbon deposition results in dramatic decrease of the sheet resistance of the carbon–polymer composite.

The present work is a continuation of our previous study of the properties of the flash-evaporated carbon layers. The temperature dependence of the sheet resistance (Rs)...


Charge Transport Sheet Resistance Carbon Layer Carbon Filament Flash Evaporation 



This work was supported by GA CR under the project 106/09/0125, Ministry of Education of the CR under Research programs 6046137302 and LC06041 and GAAS CR under the projects KAN400480701 and KAN 200100801.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Hubáček
    • 1
  • O. Lyutakov
    • 1
  • V. Rybka
    • 1
  • V. Švorčík
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Solid State EngineeringInstitute of Chemical TechnologyPragueCzech Republic

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