• Preparation of diamond like carbon thin film on stainless steel and its SEM characterization

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      Diamond-like carbon; buffer layer; plasma CVD; surface characterization; biomedical applications.

    • Abstract

       

      We report the formation of a very smooth, continuous and homogeneous diamond-like carbon DLC thin coating over a bare stainless steel surface without the need for a thin Si/Cr/Ni/Mo/W/TiN/TiC interfacial layer. As confirmed by the field-emission scanning electron microscopy, good adhesion is achieved as characterized by

      1. the formation of a smooth, continuous film with no pores,

      2. a significant reduction of oxygen in the interfacial layer, and

      3. the development of rich carbon content at the top surface.

      Thickness measurements by cross-sectional secondary-emission microscopy showed that the DLC coating is essentially a 2-dimensional material.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      Kamlesh Kumari1 S Banerjee2 T K Chini2 N R Ray3

      1. Amity Institute of Nanotechnology, Amity University, Noida 201 303, India
      2. Surface Physics Division, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata 700 064, India
      3. Plasma Physics Division, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata 700 064, India
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