Title Comparative surface and nano-tribological characteristics of nanocomposite diamond-like carbon thin films doped by silver
Authors Zhang H.-S. , ENDRINO ARMENTEROS, JOSÉ LUIS, Anders A.
External publication Si
Means Appl. Surf. Sci.
Scope Article
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 1
SJR Quartile 1
JCR Impact 1.57600
SJR Impact 0.89000
Web https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-56949091603&doi=10.1016%2fj.apsusc.2008.07.193&partnerID=40&md5=2f2c82d15972383c0ca1e01dccd51236
Publication date 01/01/2008
ISI 000261299200001
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-56949091603
DOI 10.1016/j.apsusc.2008.07.193
Abstract In this study we have deposited silver-containing hydrogenated and hydrogen-free diamond-like carbon (DLC) nanocomposite thin films by plasma immersion ion implantation-deposition methods. The surface and nano-tribological characteristics were studied by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), atomic force microscopy (AFM) and nano-scratching experiments. The silver doping was found to have no measurable effect on sp 2 -sp 3 hybridization of the hydrogenated DLC matrix and only a slight effect on the hydrogen-free DLC matrix. The surface topography was analyzed by surface imaging. High- and low-order roughness determined by AFM characterization was correlated to the DLC growth mechanism and revealed the smoothing effect of silver. The nano-tribological characteristics were explained in terms of friction mechanisms and mechanical properties in correlation to the surface characteristics. It was discovered that the adhesion friction was the dominant friction mechanism; the adhesion force between the scratching tip and DLC surface was decreased by hydrogenation and increased by silver doping.
Keywords Adhesion; Atomic force microscopy; Carbon films; Deposition; Diamonds; Friction; Hydrogen; Hydrogenation; Ion implantation; Nanocomposite films; Nanocomposites; Plasma applications; Semiconductor dopi
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