Photoluminescence of hydrogen amorphous carbon nitrile particles obtained in a 13.56 MHz dusty plasma
Applied Physics Letters
In this article, we report the photoluminescence (PL) of small particles generated in CH4/N2 radiofrequency (13.56 MHz) discharges. The particles have been produced with various mixtures of N2 and CH4 gases. The particle PL has been analysed using fluorescence microscopy in air with an Arþ laser at 488 nm. It appears that the photoluminescence intensity is in relation to the particle size. However, the incorporation of nitrogen modifies the peak position of the PL spectrum.