Influence of ambient humidity on the surface conductivity of hydrogenated diamond

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Autorinnen und Autoren: Mares JJ, Hubik P, Kristofik J, Ristein J, Strobel P, Ley L
Zeitschrift: Diamond and Related Materials
Verlag: Elsevier
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2008
Band: 17
Seitenbereich: 1356
ISSN: 0925-9635


The enhancement of the electrical conductivity of hydrogen-terminated diamond surfaces due to the adsorption of various chemical species represents a challenging problem and has a high application potential as well. In the transfer doping model of Maier et al. the presence of a water layer that forms spontaneously in moist atmospheres on any surface plays a crucial role. Hence, in the present contribution we have focused our attention on the influence of the relative humidity (RH) on the surface conductivity. In order to perform conductivity measurements in a wet atmosphere an original technique eliminating leakage effects due to adsorbed water was developed. The conductivity was measured at room temperature for RH between 2% and 100%. Despite a rather weak dependence on RH, three well distinguished regions can be identified in the conductivity as a function of RH. Not pretending to offer a first-principles account for this behaviour, a phenomenological explanation of the data is given. © 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

FAU-Autorinnen und Autoren / FAU-Herausgeberinnen und Herausgeber

Ley, Lothar Prof. Dr.
Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Ristein, Jürgen apl. Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Laserphysik

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Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (ASCR) / Akademie věd České republiky (AVČR)


Mares, J.J., Hubik, P., Kristofik, J., Ristein, J., Strobel, P., & Ley, L. (2008). Influence of ambient humidity on the surface conductivity of hydrogenated diamond. Diamond and Related Materials, 17, 1356.

Mares, J. J., et al. "Influence of ambient humidity on the surface conductivity of hydrogenated diamond." Diamond and Related Materials 17 (2008): 1356.


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