By Alexandru T. Balaban (auth.), Mircea Vasile Diudea, Csaba Levente Nagy (eds.)
Over the prior 20 years, the sphere of carbon constructions has been invigorated by means of the invention of fullerenes and carbon nanotubes. those nano-structured carbons have attracted a huge curiosity within the basic homes of discrete carbon molecules, resulting in the invention of novel complicated crystalline and quasi-crystalline fabrics. subsequently, a number of purposes were constructed, together with technical and bio-medical fabrics and miniaturized tools.
Diamond and comparable Nanostructures makes a speciality of the advances within the zone of diamond-like carbon nanostructures (hyper-structures equipped from fullerenes and/or carbon nanotube junctions) and different similar carbon nanostructures. each one bankruptcy contributes to the subject from diversified fields, starting from concept to synthesis and houses research of those new fabrics.
This quantity brings jointly the main findings within the box and gives a resource of suggestion and knowing to complicated undergraduates, graduates, and researchers within the fields of Physics, Graph conception, Crystallography, Computational and artificial Chemistry.
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2012) and investigate the effect of surface roughness on the deposit quality. Decreasing in the nickel layer roughness (see Fig. 10) resulted in a DLC better adhesion to the stainless steel substrate (probably due to a higher degree of chemical bonding and good friction coefficient of Ni layer which is compatible with the model in Fig. 11). The root-mean-squared roughness (Rrms ) of surface is one of the most important parameters for the characterization of the surface structure (Eskusson et al.
An illustration of the roughness and morphology of the surface of the stainless steel coated by nickel is given in Fig. 12. 2 Diamond and Diamond-Like Carbon 41 Fig. 12 2D and 3D AFM images of the stainless steel coated by Ni at different deposition time: (a) 40 min, (b) 80 min, (c) 120 min, and (d) 180 min, respectively Fig. 13 Typical cross-section SEM images of DLC deposits on stainless steel coated by Ni at 40 min (a) and 180 min (b) For a more detailed morphological analysis there was performed a cross section using high-current ion column.