Diamond-like carbon protective films for organic photoconductors

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-43
Journal / PublicationJournal of Electronic Materials
Volume27
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1998

Abstract

The deposition of a protective film to increase the hardness of an organic photoconductor (OPC) surface is an effective method of lengthening the lifetime of the OPC. In this work, diamond-like carbon (DLC) protective films were deposited onto OPC samples by the electron cyclotron resonance (ECR)-microwave plasma chemical vapor deposition (MPCVD) method with low substrate temperature. The DLC films were deposited with optimized deposition conditions and exhibited high transmissivity and high electrical resistivity. The films caused a remarkable increase in the hardness of the OPC surface, by a factor of 2.5∼5.4. The acceptance voltage, dark decay rate, photodischarge rate, and contrast potential of the OPC protected by DLC film were improved. These results show DLC is a suitable protective film for OPC.

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  • Diamond-like carbon film, Electrophotographic properties, Hardness, Organic photoconductor

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Diamond-like carbon protective films for organic photoconductors. / Chan, Y. C.; Miao, X. S.; He, X. M.; Lee, S. T.

In: Journal of Electronic Materials, Vol. 27, No. 1, 01.1998, p. 41-43.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review