Journal article

Temperature Dependence of DC Conductivity in Ion-Beam-Irradiated Glassy Carbon

Dougal McCulloch, Steven Prawer

MRS Proceedings | Springer Science and Business Media LLC | Published : 1990

Abstract

AbstractThe electrical conductivity of ion beam irradiated Glassy Carbon has been investigated in the temperature range 100 to 300 K. Ion species used were C+ and N+ with doses between 1014 and 1018 ions/cm2. Ion beam irradiation was found to lower the conductivity of Glassy Carbon by up to six orders of magnitude. The temperature dependence of the conductivity in ion beam modified Glassy Carbon has been measured. The functional dependence was found to remain largely unchanged by ion irradiation despite the large overall decrease in the conductivity. The results are interpreted in terms of a model which includes a variable range hopping and strongly scattering metallic components.

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