Electronic properties of amorphous carbon films

J. L. Brédas, G. B. Street

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We present electronic-structure calculations on chain-like compounds modelling the various microscopic components present in hydrogenated amorphous carbon (a-C: H) films. We demonstrate that the electronic properties are mainly governed by the graphitic component. We describe the influence of polyethylenic, diamond-like polyphenylic, and polyolefinic components on the electronic structure and discuss the nature of possible defects leading to states in the gap.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)L651-L655
JournalJournal of Physics C: Solid State Physics
Issue number21
StatePublished - Jul 30 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • General Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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