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Characterization of amorphous hydrogenated chlorinated plasma polymers

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Rossi, Diego [1] ; Schreiner, Wido H. [2] ; Durrant, Steven F. [1]
Total Authors: 3
[1] UNESP, Inst Ciencia & Tecnol Sorocaba, Lab Plasmas Tecnol, Sorocaba, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Parana, Dept Fis, BR-80060000 Curitiba, Parana - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: SURFACE & COATINGS TECHNOLOGY; v. 289, p. 118-123, MAR 15 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 5

Thin films were produced by plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition from propanol-chloroform-argon mixtures. The main system parameter studied was the percentage of chloroform in the chamber feed, C-Cl Plasma polymers doped with chlorine were produced at deposition rates of up to 110 nm min(-1). As revealed by infrared and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, the films consisted of a hydrogenated carbon matrix with a carbon content of at least 80 at.%, and a roughly constant oxygen content of about 12 at.%. A maximum chlorine content of similar to 8 at.% was obtained. The surface contact angle of the films was around 75, and was reduced slightly at greater chlorine contents. Optical properties were obtained from ultraviolet-visible-near infrared spectroscopic data. While the refractive index of the films was around 1.56 independently of C-Cl, the chlorinated films showed a distinct optical gap of similar to 2.5 eV compared to similar to 1.9 eV for the unchlorinated film. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/21594-9 - Characterization of surfaces chlorinated in plasmas and chlorinated thin films deposited in plasmas
Grantee:Steven Frederick Durrant
Support type: Regular Research Grants