Amorphous hydrogenated carbon films have been deposited at high growth rates (10-70 nm/s) by seeding acetylene in an expanding thermal argon plasma. The influence of the substrate temperature in the range of -50-300°C on the film properties, e.g. refractive index, hydrogen content and the growth rate, has been investigated. From this, in combination with earlier results, a first attempt at a qualitative deposition model is given.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Surface and Coatings Technology|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|
- Growth model
- Substrate temperature