Nadhira Laidani

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Parametrization models of optical constants, namely Tauc-Lorentz (TL), Forouhi-Bloomer (FB) and modified FB models, were applied to the interband absorption of amorphous carbon films. The optical constants were determined by means of transmittance and reflectance measurements in the visible range. The studied films were prepared by rf sputtering and(More)
The present work highlights the progress in the field of polymeric package reliability engineering for a flexible thermoelectric generator realized by thin-film technology on a Kapton substrate. The effects of different plasma treatments on the mechanical performance at the interface of a poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS)/Kapton assembly were investigated. To(More)
The measurement of mechanical parameters by means of microcantilever structures offers a reliable and accurate alternative to traditional methods, especially when dealing with thin films, which are extensively used in microfabrication technology and nanotechnology. In this work, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)-based piezoresistive cantilevers were(More)
Thin carbon films with various thicknesses, deposited on different substrates (Si and poly-ethylene-terephthalate) at the same operating conditions in a radio frequency plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition system were characterized by Doppler broadening spectroscopy. The films and the substrates were depth profiled by a slow positron beam. The aim of(More)
This work reports on (i) the gas barrier properties of a-C:H films rf-sputtered in Ar-H(2) plasmas from a graphite target on polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and (ii) the influence of the film chemical structure and defect properties on the gas permeability. The intrinsic permeabilities of the films to He, CO(2), O(2), N(2) gases and H(2)O vapour were(More)
In this work, TiO2 films produced by rf sputtering of a TiO2 target, in argon and argon-oxygen plasmas were studied. The oxygen content in the feed gas was varied in a range of 3% – 20%. The chemical composition and structure of films were characterized by Rutherford backscattering spectrometry (RBS), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and X-ray(More)
The interaction of the confined gas with solid surface immersed in water is a common theme of many important fields such as self-cleaning surface, gas storage, and sensing. For that reason, we investigated the gas-graphite interaction in the water medium. The graphite surface was prepared by mechanical exfoliation of highly oriented pyrolytic graphite(More)
The interaction of air bubbles with surfaces immersed in water is of fundamental importance in many fields of application ranging from energy to biology. However, many aspects of this topic such as the stability of surfaces in contact with bubbles remain unexplored. For this reason, in this work, we investigate the interaction of air bubbles with different(More)
Films consisting of amorphous carbon dispersed in tetragonal nanocrystalline zirconia were characterized for their optical properties by reflectance measurements. The optical constants of each component of the composite have been extracted; the experimental reflectance spectra have been fitted to Maxwell-Garnett effective medium theory, leading to the(More)
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