Characterization of diamond-like carbon coatings.
Date of Issue1998
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Diamond like carbon (DLC) coatings, containing mixed sp3 bonding (diamond) and sp2 bonding (graphite) of various degrees in the structures, possess many interesting and attractive properties. Understanding the structure-property relationship of DLC coatings is of great importance for the production and commercial applications of such coatings. The current study attempted to address the structure-property relationship of DLC coatings through detailed characterization of DLC coatings produced by different deposition techniques.