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Title
Comparative study of electron temperature and excitation temperature in a magnetic pole enhanced-inductively coupled argon plasma
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Abstract
Magnetic Pole Enhanced-Inductively Coupled Plasmas (MaPE-ICPs) in analogy to the conventional ICPs exhibit two modes of operation, depending on the power coupling mechanism, i.e., a low power mode with dominant capacitive coupling (E-mode) and a high power mode with dominant inductive coupling (H-mode). A comparative study of the electron temperature measured by a Langmuir probe (T-e(LP)) and the electron excitation temperature (T-exc(OES)) determined by Optical Emission Spectroscopy (OES) is reported in the two distinct modes of a MaPE-ICP operated in argon. The dependence of T-e(LP), T-exc(OES) and their ratio (T-e(LP)/T-exc(OES)) on applied power (5-50 W) and gas pressure (15-60 mTorr) is explored, and the validity of T-exc(OES) as an alternative diagnostic to T-e(LP) is tested in the two modes of MaPE-ICP. The OES based non-invasive measurement of the plasma parameters such as electron temperature is very useful for plasma processing applications in which probe measurements are limited. (C) 2013 Elsevier B. V. All rights reserved.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Current applied physics. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 2013
ISSN
1567-1739
Volume/pages
13:7(2013), p. 1241-1246
ISI
000322631400014
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UAntwerpen
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Last edited 16.09.2017
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