Pulsed laser deposition of amorphous carbon/silver nanocomposites

G. Matenoglou, G. A. Evangelakis, C. Kosmidis, S. Foulias, D. Papadimitriou, P. Patsalas

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Metal/amorphous carbon (a-C:M) composite films are emerging as a category of very important engineering materials for surface protection. We implement pulsed laser deposition (PLD) to grow pure a-C and a-C:Ag nanocomposites. Our PLD process is assisted by a static electric field. We investigate the structural features of the a-C:Ag nanocomposites and the bonding configuration of the a-C matrix with respect to the electric field and the composition of the PLD target. For this study we use Auger electron spectroscopy (AES), electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). We show that the Ag mean grain size and the sp 2 content of the a-C matrix are increasing with increasing Ag content in the films.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8155-8159
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Surface Science
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2007



  • Carbon
  • Composite
  • Pulsed laser deposition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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Matenoglou, G., Evangelakis, G. A., Kosmidis, C., Foulias, S., Papadimitriou, D., & Patsalas, P. (2007). Pulsed laser deposition of amorphous carbon/silver nanocomposites. Applied Surface Science, 253(19), 8155-8159. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apsusc.2007.02.125