author = "Marciano, Fernanda Roberta and Bonetti, Luis Fernando and 
                         Marcuzzo, J. S. and Massi, M. and Santos, L{\'u}cia Vieira and 
                         Corta, Evaldo Jos{\'e} and Trava-Airoldi, Vladimir Jesus",
          affiliation = "{Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)} and {} and {} 
                         and {} and {Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)} and 
                         {Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)} and {Instituto 
                         Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)}",
                title = "Characterization of Diamond-like Carbon Films Incorporated with 
                         Silver Nanoparticles during the Growth Process using Methane and 
                         Hexane as Hydrocarbon Source",
                 year = "2007",
         organization = "Encontro sobre Diamante, Carbono Amorfo, Nanotubos de Carbono e 
                         Materiais Relacionados.",
             abstract = "DLC coatings, as a solid lubricant, are used for vacuum and space 
                         mechanisms because they may exhibit ultralow friction in high 
                         vacuum conditions [1,2]. Silver, as a soft metal, is also used as 
                         a solid lubricant [3]. Solid films with metal nanoparticles 
                         incorporated into its bulks can combine the properties of the 
                         nanoparticles and the matrix films, producing novel properties 
                         that are beyond those of individual components [4,5]. This paper 
                         shows a characterization of Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) films 
                         produced from methane and hexane incorporated with silver 
                         nanoparticles in its bulk during the growth process using Plasma 
                         Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition (PE-CVD) technique. Silver 
                         nanoparticles were produced by an electrochemical process. The 
                         nanoparticles were transferred from water to hexane by 
                         centrifugation process [6]. The silver in hexane solution was 
                         vaporized into the deposition chamber whilst the film was grown 
                         with methane. Raman scattering spectroscopy was used to 
                         characterize the quality of these films. Atomic Force Microscopy 
                         (AFM) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) were used to 
                         visualize the silver nanoparticles in the films. The stress of DLC 
                         was measured by prophilometry. Nanoindenter and tribometer were 
                         used to measure the hardness and friction coefficient, 
  conference-location = "Fortaleza, CE",
      conference-year = "24-26 out.",
             language = "en",
        urlaccessdate = "18 jan. 2021"