J. Phys. IV France
Volume 125, June 2005
Page(s) 293 - 295

J. Phys. IV France 125 (2005) 293-295

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:2005125070

Photoacoustic investigations of optical absorption, photoluminescence, and thermal diffusivity of Porous Diamond-Like-Carbon films

M. Ventura Conceição1, O. Nakamura1, A. Ferreira da Silva1, L. Vieira Santos2, V.J. Trava-Airoldi2 and L.S. Roman3

1  Instituto de Física, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Ondina - Salvador, BA, 40210-340, Brazil
2  Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais - São José dos Campos, SP, 12201-970, Brazil
3  Departamento de Física, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, PR, 81531-990, Brazil

Porous diamond-like-carbon (PDLC) has been investigated by photoacoustic spectroscopy (PAS) and photoluminescence (PL). From optical absorption data we have observed broad spectra distributions, spanning the wavelength interval, 350-850 nm, corresponding to phonon energies from 1.46 to 3.54 eV. For photoluminescence we have found a bright intensity around 360 nm. The complex energy transitions found have also been observed in porous silicon (PS) with much discussion. The amplitude and phase of the PA signals were measured at different frequencies of modulation in order to obtain the thermal diffusivity coefficient and has been obtained a value, which is about half of the crystalline silicon.

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