E-ISBN: E 978-1-84265-827-7
Publication Year: 2005
Binding: Hard Back Dimension: 160mm x 240mm Weight: 700
About the book
Plasma Techniques for Film Deposition describes the technology and applications of cold plasma for thin-film deposition. The plasma is generated under low pressure and characterized by a non-thermal equilibrium. An attempt has been made to not only provide an introductory text but also to present the latest techniques and recent results.
· Fundamentals of plasma science such as its characterization, chemical and physical reactions in plasmas, basic techniques to generate and to diagnose plasmas
· Techniques for generating high-density plasmas are outlined like the conventional electrical and magnetic methods, and the modern schemes for inductively coupled and helicon-wave plasmas
· Plasma diagnostic methods, such as optical spectroscopy, electrical probes, mass and energy analysis of excited molecules and ions in plasma
· Specific techniques are treated for thin-film formation: sputter deposition, ion plating, plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition and plasma surface modification
· Films, like amorphous, nano- and micro-crystalline silicon, polymorphs of carbon, i.e. amorphous phase, diamond, fullerenes and nanotubes, boron and carbon nitrides can be deposited
Table of Contents
Preface / The Plasma State / Reactions in Plasmas / Generation of Cold Plasma / Plasma Diagnostics / Cold Plasma and Thin Film Formation / Physical Vapor Deposition under Plasma Conditions / Chemical-Vapor Deposition under Plasma Conditions / Surface Modification by Cold Plasma / References / Further Readings / Acronyms and Abbreviations / Subject Index.