Carbon nanoparticles (CNPs) incorporated diamond-like carbon (DLC) films have been fabricated by a combination of rf sputtering and plasma chemical vapor deposition. Spherical CNPs with a mean size of 21.2 nm are sandwiched between DLC layers with a mass density of 1.7 g cm-3. The film stress is decreased to 119 MPa, by depositing the CNPs over the base DLC layer at a surface coverage of 10.7%. This reduction is approximately half of that without CNPs. Raman spectroscopy indicates the insertion of CNPs barely alters the bonding structure of the upper DLC layer.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)