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Hydrogenated Amorphous Carbon Films from Palmyra Sugar

Budhi Priyanto1,2,*, Retno Asih1, Irma Septi Ardiani1, Anna Zakiyatul Laila1, Khoirotun Nadiyyah1, Bima Romadhon3, Sarayut Tunmee4, Hideki Nakajima4, Triwikantoro1, Yoyok Cahyono1, Darminto1,*
1 Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and Data Analytics, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Kampus ITS Sukolilo, Surabaya, 60111, Indonesia
2 Departement of Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang, Malang, Indonesia
3 Departement of Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Industrial Technology, Institut Teknologi Nasional Malang, Malang, Indonesia
4 Synchrotron Light Research Institute, Nakhon Ratchasima, 3000, Thailand
* Corresponding Author: Budhi Priyanto. Email: ; Darminto. Email:
(This article belongs to this Special Issue: New Trends in Sustainable Materials for Energy Conversion, CO2 Capture and Pollution Control)

Journal of Renewable Materials 2021, 9(6), 1087-1098. https://doi.org/10.32604/jrm.2021.014466

Received 29 September 2020; Accepted 27 January 2021; Issue published 11 March 2021

Abstract

A simple, highly reproducible, and environmentally friendly method is a considered approach in generating renewable energy materials. Here, hydrogenated amorphous carbon (a-C) films have been successfully prepared from palmyra liquid sugar, employing spin-coating and spraying methods. Compared with the former method, the latter shows a significance in producing a better homogeneity in particle size and film thickness. The obtained films have a thickness of approximately 1000 to 100 nm and contain an sp2 hexagonal structure (~70%) and sp3 tetrahedral configuration (~30%) of carbons. The introduction of boron (B) and nitrogen (N) as dopants has created the local structural modification of bonding, inducing a slight change of electrical conductivity, electronic energy bandgap, and optical transparency near-infrared region. The obtained a-C film features a “green” semiconducting material.

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Hydrogenated Amorphous Carbon Films from Palmyra Sugar

Keywords

Thin film; palmyra sugar; amorphous carbon; boron; nitrogen

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Priyanto, B., Asih, R., Ardiani, I. S., Laila, A. Z., Nadiyyah, K. et al. (2021). Hydrogenated Amorphous Carbon Films from Palmyra Sugar. Journal of Renewable Materials, 9(6), 1087–1098.



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