Applied and Plasma Physics, School of Physics, University of Sydney, Australia.

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Professor David McKenzie - Publications

Refereed Journal Papers

  1. P. Fitzhenry, M.M.M. Bilek, N.A. Marks, N.C. Cooper, D.R. McKenzie, "Wannier Function Analysis of Silicon Carbon Alloys",Journal of Physics C: Condensed Matter, in press 2003.
  2. T.W.H. Oates, D.T. K. Kwok, D.R. McKenzie, M.M.M. Bilek, "Sheath collapse around insulating substrates in plasma immersion ion implantation" IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, in press 2003.
  3. N.A. Marks, J.M. Bell, G.K. Pearce, D.R. McKenzie and M.M.M. Bilek, "Atomistic simulation of energy and temperature effects in the deposition and implantation of amorphous carbon thin films",Diamond and Related Materials, in press 2003.
  4. S.H.N. Lim, D.G. McCulloch, M.M.M. Bilek and D.R. McKenzie, "Minimisation of intrinsic stress in titanium nitride using a cathodic arc with plasma immersion ion implantation",Surface Coatings Technology, in press 2003.
  5. D. T. K. Kwok, M.M.M. Bilek, D.R. McKenzie, P.K. Chu, "The importance of bias pulse rise time for determining shallow implanted dose in plasma immersion ion implantation",Applied Physics Letters, in press 2003.
  6. S.H.N. Lim, M.M.M. Bilek, D.G. McCulloch and D.R. McKenzie, "The relation between microstructure and stress in titanium nitride films grown by plasma immersion ion implantation",Journal of Applied Physics, in press 2003.
  7. M.M.M. Bilek and D.R. McKenzie, "Predicting the structure of plasma deposited materials",Czechoslovak Journal of Physics, vol. 52(Suppl D), pp. 905-920, 2002.
  8. B.C. Steel, M.M.M. Bilek, D.R. McKenzie, and C.G. dos Remedios, "A technique for Microsecond Heating and Cooling of a thin (sub-micron) biological sample",European Biophysics Journal, vol. 31, no. 5, pp. 378-382, 2002.
  9. T.W.H. Oates and M.M.M. Bilek, "Insulator surface charging and dissipation during plasma immersion ion implantation using a thin conductive surface film",Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 92, no. 6, pp. 2980-2983, 2002.
  10. S.H.N. Lim, D.G. McCullooch, A.R. Merchant, N.A. Marks, M.M.M. Bilek and D.R. McKenzie, "Wannier function analysis for understanding disordered structures generated using Car-Parrinello molecular dynamics",Molecular Simulation, vol. 28, no. 10-11, pp. 971-979, 2002.
  11. S.H.N. Lim, D.G. McCulloch, S. Russo, M.M.M. Bilek and D.R. McKenzie, "Characterisation of titanium nitride thin films prepared using pvd and a plasma immersion ion implantation system",NIMB, vol. 190, pp. 723-727, 2002.
  12. M.M.M. Bilek, D.R. McKenzie, R.N. Tarrant, S.H.N. Lim and D.G. McCulloch, "Plasma-based ion implantation utilizing a cathodic arc plasma",Surface Coatings Technology, vol. 156 (1-3), pp. 136-142, 2002.
  13. R.N. Tarrant, M.M.M. Bilek, T.W.H. Oates, J. Pigott and D.R. McKenzie, "Influence of gas flow rate and entry point on ion charge, ion counts and ion energy distribution in a filtered cathodic arc",Surface Coatings Technology, vol. 156 (1-3), pp. 110-114, 2002.
  14. TW.H. Oates, D.R. McKenzie and M.M.M. Bilek, "Plasma immersion ion implantation using polymeric substrates with a sacrificial conductive surface layer",Surface Coatings Technology, vol. 156 (1-3), pp. 332-337, 2002.
  15. M.M.M. Bilek, A. Anders, and I. G. Brown, "Magnetic System for Producing Homogenous Coatings Using A Filtered Cathodic Arc",Plasma Sources Science & Technology, vol. 10, pp. 606-613, 2001.
  16. D. R. McKenzie, and M.M.M. Bilek, "Thermodynamic theory for preferred orientation in materials prepared by energetic condensation",Thin Solid Films, vol. 382, pp. 280-287, 2001.
  17. D.R. McKenzie, W.T. Li, E.G. Gerstner, A. Merchant, D.G. McCulloch, N.A. Marks, and M.M.M. Bilek, "Applications of tetrahedral amorphous carbon in limited volatility memory and in field programmable gate arrays",Diamond and Related Materials, vol. 10, pp. 230-233, 2001.
  18. D. T. K. Kwok, T. Zhang, P. K. Chu, M.M.M. Bilek, A. Vizir, and I. G. Brown, "Experimental investigation of electron oscillation inside the filter of a vacuum arc plasma source",Applied Physics Letters, vol. 78, no. 4, pp. 422-424, 2001.
  19. M.M.M. Bilek, "Effect of sheath evolution on metal ion implantation in a vacuum arc plasma source",Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 89, no. 2, pp.923-927, 2001.
  20. D.T.K. Kwok, P.K. Chu, M.M.M. Bilek, I.G. Brown, and A. Vizir, "Ion mean charge state in a biased vacuum arc plasma duct",IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, vol. 28, no. 6, pp. 2194-2201, 2000.
  21. P. Machima, M.M.M. Bilek, O. R. Monteiro, and I. G. Brown, "Simple and inexpensive current-driven magnetic multipole plasma homogenizer",Review of Scientific Instruments, vol. 71, no. 9, pp.3373-3376, 2000.
  22. M.M.M. Bilek, D. R. McKenzie, D. G. McCulloch, and C. Goringe, "Ab initio Simulation of structure in amorphous hydrogenated carbon",Physical Review B, vol. 62, no. 5, pp. 3071-3077, 2000.
  23. M.M.M. Bilek, P. Evans, D. R. McKenzie, D.G. McCulloch, C. R. Howlett and H. Zreiqat, "Metal ion implantation using a filtered cathodic vacuum arc",Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 87, no. 4, p. 4189, 2000.
  24. I.G. Brown, O.R. Monteiro, M.M.M. Bilek, M. Keidar, E.M. Oks, and A. Vizir, "Some consequences to ion source behavior of high plasma drift velocity",Review of Scientific Instruments, vol. 71, pp. 1086-1089, 2000.
  25. M.M.M. Bilek and A. Anders, "Designing advanced filters for macroparticle removal from cathodic arc plasmas",Plasma Sources Science and Technology, vol. 8, no. 3, 488-493, 1999.
  26. M.M.M. Bilek, A. Anders and I. G. Brown, "Characterisation of a linear venetian-blind macroparticle filter for cathodic vacuum arcs",IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, vol. 27, no. 4, 1197-1202, 1999.
  27. D.R. McKenzie and M.M.M. Bilek, "Electron diffraction from polycrystalline materials showing stress induced preferred orientation",Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 86, no. 1, 230-236, 1999.
  28. T. K. Kwok, T. Zhang, P. K. Chu, M.M.M. Bilek and I.G. Brown, "Computed Electron Oscillation inside the Duct of a Vacuum Arc Source",Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 85, no. 9, 6381-6384, 1999.
  29. T. Zhang, B.Y. Tang, Q.C. Chen, Z.M. Zeng, P. K. Chu, M.M.M. Bilek and I.G. Brown, "Vacuum arc plasma transport through a magnetic duct with a biased electrode at the outer wall",Review of Scientific Instruments, vol. 70, no. 8, 3329-3331, 1999.
  30. I. G. Brown, O. R. Monteiro and M.M.M. Bilek, "High voltage sheath behaviour in a drifting plasma",Applied Physics Letters, vol. 74, no. 17, 2426-2428, 1999.
  31. M.M.M. Bilek, "The effect of magnetic field configuration on plasma beam profiles in curved magnetic filters",Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 85, no.9, 6385-6391, 1999.
  32. M.M.M. Bilek, O. R. Monteiro and I. G. Brown, "Optimisation of film thickness profiles using a magnetic cusp homogenizer",Plasma Sources Science and Technology, vol. 8, 88-93, 1999.
  33. M.M.M. Bilek and I.G. Brown, "The effects of transmission through a magnetic filter on the ion charge state distribution of a cathodic vacuum arc plasma",IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, vol. 27, no. 1, 193-198, 1999.
  34. M.M.M. Bilek and I.G. Brown, "Deposition probe technique for the determination of film thickness profiles",Review of Scientific Instruments, vol. 69, no. 9, 3353-3356, 1998.
  35. D.R. McKenzie and M.M.M. Bilek, "Thermodynamic theory for preferred orientation in carbon and cubic BN",Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A, vol. 16, no. 4, 2733-2734, 1998.
  36. M.M.M. Bilek, P.J. Martin and D.R. McKenzie, "Influence of gas pressure and cathode composition on ion charge states and energy distributions in filtered cathodic vacuum arcs",Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 83, no. 6, 2965-2970, (1998).
  37. M.M.M. Bilek and W. I. Milne, "Electronic properties and impurity levels in filtered cathodic vacuum arc (FCVA) amorphous silicon",Thin Solid Films, vol. 308-309, 79-84 (1997).
  38. M.M.M. Bilek, M. Chhowalla and W. I. Milne, "Influence of reactive gas on ion energy distributions in filtered cathodic vacuum arcs", Applied Physics Letters, vol. 71, no. 13, 1777-1779 (1997).
  39. D.R. McKenzie, Y. Yin, E. Gerstner and M.M.M. Bilek, "New developments in processing cathodic arc plasmas",IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, vol. 25, no. 4, 652-659 (1997).
  40. M.M.M. Bilek and W. I. Milne, "Filtered cathodic vacuum arc (FCVA) deposition of thin film silicon",Thin Solid Films, vol. 290-291, 299-304 (1996).
  41. M.M.M. Bilek, D.R. McKenzie, Y. Yin, M. Chhowalla and W. I. Milne, "Interactions of the Directed Plasma from a Cathodic Vacuum Arc with Electrodes and Magnetic Ducts",IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, vol. 24, no. 5, 1291-1298 (1996).
  42. M.M.M. Bilek and W. I. Milne, "Electronic properties of filtered cathodic vacuum arc (FCVA) deposited silicon thin films",Electronics Letters, vol. 32, no. 21, 2016-2018 (1996).
  43. M.M.M. Bilek, Y. Yin and D.R. McKenzie, "A Study of Filter Transport Mechanisms in Filtered Cathodic Vacuum Arcs",IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, vol. 24, no. 3, 1165-1173 (1996).
  44. M.M.M. Bilek, M. Chhowalla, M. Weiler and W. I. Milne, "Ion Energy and Plasma Characterization in a Silicon Filtered Cathodic Vacuum Arc",Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 79, no. 3, 1287-1291 (1996).
  45. M.M.M. Bilek, W.D. Zhang and F.J. Stevens, "Modelling of Electrolyte Flow and it's Related Transport Processes in Aluminium Reduction Cells",Light Metals 1994, (The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society), ed. U. Mannweiler, pp. 323-331.
  46. J.M. Purdie, M.M.M. Bilek, M.P. Taylor, W.D. Zhang, B.J. Welch and J.J.J. Chen, "Impact of Anode Gas Evolution on Electrolyte Flow and Mixing in Aluminium Electrowinning Cells",Light Metals 1993, (The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society), ed. S.K. Das, pp. 355-360. (This paper received the 1993 Reduction Technology Award)
  47. B.J. Allen, M.M.M. Bilek and D.E. Charlton, "Monte-Carlo Calculation of Microdosimetry in Nitrogen and Boron Neutron-Capture Reactions",Advances in Neutron Capture Therapy 1993 (Plenum Press), pp. 221-224.

Conference Papers and Proceedings

  1. The 10th International Manufacturing Conference in China (IMCC 2002) - Integration of Management and Technology, Xiamen, China, 11th-13th October, 2002. (INVITED)
  2. M.M.M. Bilek, R.N. Tarrant, D.R. McKenzie, S.H.N. Lim and D.G. McCulloch "Control of stress and microstructure in cathodic arc deposited films",The XXth ISDEIV (International Symposium on Discharges and Electrical Insulation in Vacuum), Tours, France, 1st-5th July, 2002. (INVITED plenary session)
  3. M.M.M. Bilek, D.R. McKenzie, T.W.H. Oates, J. Pigott, P. Denniss and J. Vlcek, "Deposition Of Nanoscale Multilayered Structures Using Filtered Cathodic Vacuum Arc Plasma Beams",NATO Advanced Research Workshop - Emerging Applications of Vacuum-Arc-Produced Plasma, Ion and Electron Beams, Baikal, Siberia, Russia, 24th-27th June, 2002. (INVITED)
  4. M.M.M. Bilek, N.A. Marks and D.R. McKenzie, "Predicting the structure of plasma deposited materials",The 20th Symposium on Plasma Physics and Technology, Prague, Czech Republic, 10th-13th June, 2002. (INVITED)
  5. M.M.M. Bilek, R.N.Tarrant and D.R.McKenzie, "Thick Wear Resistant Laminated Carbon Structures",The 1st International Symposium on Advanced Plasma Surface Technology, SungKyunKwan University, Suwon, Korea, October, 24th-25th October, 2001 (INVITED)
  6. M.M.M. Bilek, D.R. McKenzie, R.N. Tarrant, S.H.N. Lim and D.G. McCulloch, "Plasma based ion implantation utilizing a cathodic arc plasma",Presented at the 6th International Workshop on Plasma-Based Ion Implantation, Grenoble, France, 25th-28th June 2001. (INVITED)
  7. R.N. Tarrant, M.M.M. Bilek, T.W.H. Oates, J. Pigott and D.R. McKenzie, "Influence of gas flow rate and entry point on ion charge, ion counts and ion energy distribution in a filtered cathodic arc",Presented at the 6th International Workshop on Plasma-Based Ion Implantation, Grenoble, France, 25th-28th June 2001.
  8. TW.H. Oates, D.R. McKenzie and M.M.M. Bilek, "Plasma immersion ion implantation using polymeric substrates with a sacrificial conductive surface layer",Presented at the 6th International Workshop on Plasma-Based Ion Implantation, Grenoble, France, 25th-28th June 2001.
  9. M.M.M. Bilek, N.C. Cooper and D.R. McKenzie, "Molecular Dynamics of Hydrogen Incorporation in Amorphous Carbon and Amorphous Silicon Carbide",presented at the 6th Australian Molecular Modelling Workshop, Mebourne, November, 2000.
  10. D.G. McCulloch, S.H.N. Lim, D.R. McKenzie, R.I. Tarrant and M.M.M. Bilek, "Cross-sectional analysis of thin film coatings",presented at the 12th International Federation of Heat Treatment and Surface Engineering Congress, Melbourne, November 2000.
  11. M.M.M. Bilek, D.R. McKenzie, R. Tarrant, T. Oates, and D.G. McCulloch, "The application of the PIII process to cathodic arc deposition",presented at the 12th International Federation of Heat Treatment and Surface Engineering Congress, Melbourne, November 2000.
  12. M.M.M. Bilek, "Effect of sheath evolution on metal ion implantation in a vacuum arc plasma source",Presented at the 5th International Workshop on Plasma-Based Ion Implantation, Kyoto, Japan, December 1999.
  13. I.G. Brown, O.R. Monteiro, M.M.M. Bilek, M. Keidar, E.M. Oks and A. Vizir, "Some consequences to ion source behaviour of high plasma drift velocity",Presented at the 8th International Conference on Ion Sources, Kyoto, Japan, September 6-10, 1999.
  14. M.M.M. Bilek and I. G. Brown, "Measurement and optimisation of vacuum arc plasma beam profiles in curved magnetic filters",12th Symposium on Application of Plasma Processes, Liptovsky Jan, Slovakia, February, 1999.
  15. M.M.M. Bilek and W. I. Milne, "Electronic properties and impurity levels in filtered cathodic vacuum arc (FCVA) amorphous silicon",Presented at the International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, California, April 1997.
  16. D.R. McKenzie and M.M.M. Bilek, "Energetic condensation methods for the preparation of tetrahedral amorphous carbon and cubic boron nitride - thermodynamic theory",Proceedings of the 4th NIRIM International Symposium on Advanced Materials (ISAM'97), Tsukuba, Japan, 29-34, (1997).
  17. M.M.M. Bilek and W. I. Milne, "Filtered cathodic vacuum arc (FCVA) deposition of thin film silicon",Presented at the International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, California, April 1996.
  18. M.M.M. Bilek, Y. Yin, D. R.McKenzie and W.I. Milne, "Ion transport mechanisms in a filtered cathodic vacuum arc (FCVA) system",Proceedings of the XVIIth International Symposium on Discharges and Electrical Insulation in Vacuum, Berkeley, California, July 1996, IEEE Press, 1996, pp. 962-966.
  19. D.R. McKenzie, Y. Yin, E. Gerstner and M.M.M. Bilek, "New developments in processing cathodic arc plasmas",Proceedings of the XVIIth International Symposium on Discharges and Electrical Insulation in Vacuum, Berkeley, California, July 1996, IEEE Press, 1996, pp. 839-847.
  20. M.M.M. Bilek and W.I. Milne, "Vacuum Arc Deposition of Amorphous Silicon",Proceedings of the 8th International School on Condensed Matter Physics, Varna, Bulgaria, September 1994 , (Ed. J.M. Marshall et al., Research Studies Press, 1995.
  21. M.M.M. Bilek and W.I. Milne, "Vacuum Arc Produced Thin Film Silicon",Presented at The Chelsea Liquid and Amorphous Semiconductor Meeting, Chelsea, March 1994.
  22. C.E. Nockolds, G. Cliff and M.M.M. Bilek, "Thin film analysis of 90 degree wedge samples of GaAs",Proceedings 5th Asia-Pacific Electron Microscopy Conference, ed. K.H. Kuo & Z.H. Khai, 1992, pp. 144-145.

Conference Organising Experience

  1. Co-convenor of "The Rf Spectrum: Managing Community Issues",Crown Plaza, Coogee Beach, Sydney, 22nd-23rd March 2001.
  2. Member of the International Scientific Committee, The 10th International Manufacturing Conference in China (IMCC 2002) - Integration of Management and Technology, Xiaman, China, 11th-13th October, 2002.