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Stability of hydrogenated nanodiamonds under extreme ultraviolet irradiation

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Yuriy Butenko, Mahboubeh Yeganeh, Dr Abel Brieva, Dr Katharine Liddell, Professor Lidija Siller


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It is generally accepted that diamond is resistant to a wide spectrum of electromagnetic radiation from the ultraviolet through to the soft X-ray range, which makes it very attractive for the fabrication of diamond-based photodetectors. However the effect of photon radiation on the diamond structure has not yet been examined. In the work presented here, photoelectron spectroscopy has been used to study the graphitization of nanodiamond crystallites exposed to extreme ultraviolet radiation. Under such irradiation, the surface hydrogen groups and graphite species are found to prevent graphitization. The mechanism of radiation-induced nanodiamond graphitization is discussed. © 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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Author(s): Butenko YuV, Coxon PR, Yeganeh M, Brieva AC, Liddell K, Dhanak VR, Siller L

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Diamond and Related Materials

Year: 2008

Volume: 17

Issue: 6

Pages: 962-966

Print publication date: 01/06/2008

ISSN (print): 0925-9635

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Publisher: Elsevier SA


DOI: 10.1016/j.diamond.2008.02.026


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