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