Nanostructured carbon films from supersonic cluster beam deposition: structure and morphology

  • P. Milani
  • E. Barborini
  • P. Piseri
  • C. E. Bottani
  • A. C. Ferrari
  • A. Li Bassi
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Nanostructured carbon thin films have been grown by deposition of cluster beams produced by a supersonic expansion. Due to separation effects typical of supersonic beams, films with different nanostructures can be grown by the simple intercepting of different regions of the cluster beam with a substrate. Films show a low-density porous structure, which has been characterized by Raman and Brillouin spectroscopy. Film morphology suggests that growth processes are similar to those occurring in a ballistic deposition regime.


81.15.Hi Molecular, atomic, ion, and chemical beam epitaxy 81.05.Tp Fullerence and related materials; diamonds, graphite 81.05.Ys Nanophase materials 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Milani
    • 1
  • E. Barborini
    • 1
  • P. Piseri
    • 1
  • C. E. Bottani
    • 2
  • A. C. Ferrari
    • 2
  • A. Li Bassi
    • 2
  1. 1.INFM-Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di MilanoMilanoItaly
  2. 2.INFM-CESNEFPolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly

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