Study of Chromium-Doped Diamond-Like Carbon by Z-Contrast Imaging and Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy, 1999. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States. Department of Energy, and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Metal-doped diamond-like carbon films were produced for the purpose of an electrochemical nano-electrode. In this study we use Z-contrast scanning transmission electron microscopy to directly observe metal cluster formation and distributions within the chromium-doped carbon films. At low doping (∼6at%Cr), Cr is uniformly distributed; at high doping (∼12at%Cr), Cr-rich clusters are formed. Using electron energy loss spectroscopy, we find that the Cr clusters tend to be metallic-like at low doping levels and carbide-like at high doping levels according to the Cr L, white line ratios. The carbon is more diamond-like at low doping and more graphite/carbide like at high doping according to the sp1/sp3 electron percentage measurements.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 11/29/1999., "ornl/cp-105679", Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, Boston, MA (US), 11/29/1999--12/03/1999., and Pennycook, S.J.; Dickey, E.C.; Fax, X.
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