S V Subramanyam
Articles written in Bulletin of Materials Science
Volume 27 Issue 3 June 2004 pp 289-294 Thin Films
In this paper, we discuss the synthesis of carbon–sulfur composite (𝑎-C:S) films by vapour phase pyrolysis of maleic anhydride and sulfur. Structural changes in the system are analysed by scanning electron microscopy and powder X-ray diffraction. Microhardness test depicts an increase in the value of hardness with an increase in sulfur concentration. Electrical conductivity of composite samples varies with sulfur concentration. Magnetoresistance (MR) measurements show a drastic increase in the value of MR for the samples prepared at < 900°C. Thermal stability of these samples is analysed by thermogravimetric analysis, which depends on the host structure and the amount of intercalated species.
Volume 28 Issue 6 October 2005 pp 609-615 Thin Films
Amorphous conducting carbon films deposited over quartz substrates were analysed using X-ray diffraction and AFM technique. X-ray diffraction data reveal disorder and roughness in the plane of graphene sheet as compared to that of graphite. This roughness increases with decrease in preparation temperature. The AFM data shows surface roughness of carbon films depending on preparation temperatures. The surface roughness increases with decrease in preparation temperature. Also some nucleating islands were seen on the samples prepared at 900°C, which are not present on the films prepared at 700°C. Detailed analysis of these islands reveals distorted graphitic lattice arrangement. So we believe these islands to be nucleating graphitic. Power spectrum density (PSD) analysis of the carbon surface indicates a transition from the nonlinear growth mode to linear surface-diffusion dominated growth mode resulting in a relatively smoother surface as one moves from low preparation temperature to high preparation temperature. The amorphous carbon films deposited over a rough quartz substrate reveal nucleating diamond like structures. The density of these nucleating diamond like structures was found to be independent of substrate temperature (700–900°C).
Volume 33 Issue 3 June 2010 pp 215-220 Thin Films and Nanomatter
The influence of concentration and size of 𝑠𝑝2 cluster on the transport properties and electron field emissions of amorphous carbon films have been investigated. The observed insulating to metallic behaviour from reduced activation energy derived from transport measurement and threshold field for electron emission of 𝑎-C films can be explained in terms of improvements in the connectivity between 𝑠𝑝2 clusters. The connectivity is resulted by the cluster concentration and size. The concentration and size of 𝑠𝑝2 content cluster is regulated by the coalescence of carbon globules into clusters, which evolves with deposition conditions.
Volume 33 Issue 4 August 2010 pp 517-517 Erratum
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