Published online by Cambridge University Press: 10 February 2011
The role of 02 gas addition on the deposition of Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) film was studied for hard disk drive (HDD) media application. The influence of 02 gas mixing ratio on DLC film quality was investigated using the dc magnetron sputtering method with a solid graphite target and Ar, CH4 and 02 mixing gases. The 02 mixing ratio was varied between 0% and 50%. Film quality was evaluated using Raman spectroscopy and XPS. When 02 gas mixing ratio increased the peak in Raman spectra shifted gradually to higher wavenumbers and its bandwidth became narrower. This indicates graphite component increased in the DLC film. In addition, the lubricant coverage on oxygen-containing DLC was improved. Because adding oxygen increases the terminations of carbonyl group on DLC surface, this result suggests that the polar surface causes higher affinity for the lubricant
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