Graphitization of polymer surfaces by low-energy ion irradiation

Lazareva I, Koval Y, Alam S, Strömsdörfer S, Müller P (2007)


Publication Status: Published

Publication Type: Journal article, Original article

Publication year: 2007

Journal

Book Volume: 90

Article Number: 262108

Journal Issue: 26

DOI: 10.1063/1.2752738

Abstract

The surface of several polymers was graphitized by low-energy ion irradiation. Their conducting properties were studied as a function of the energy of the ions and the irradiation temperature. It was found that at rather modest ion energies (∼1000 eV) and irradiation temperatures (<400 °C), polymer surfaces transform to a graphitized state. The graphitized layer consists of overlapping graphite islands with a diameter of 1-3 nm and exhibits a semimetallic conductivity. Gradually reducing the energy of the ions and the irradiation temperature, the authors observed a transition from semimetallic to variable range hopping conductivity. © 2007 American Institute of Physics.

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APA:

Lazareva, I., Koval, Y., Alam, S., Strömsdörfer, S., & Müller, P. (2007). Graphitization of polymer surfaces by low-energy ion irradiation. Applied Physics Letters, 90(26). https://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2752738

MLA:

Lazareva, Irina, et al. "Graphitization of polymer surfaces by low-energy ion irradiation." Applied Physics Letters 90.26 (2007).

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