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Numerical investigation on electrical characterization of a capacitive coupled radio-frequency plasma
Author(s): H. Yao; X. He; J. P. Chen; Y. C. Zhang
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This paper presents the main electrical features of capacitive coupled radio-frequency (CCRF) discharges in gas. A two-dimensional, time-dependent fluid model was established. Capacitive coupled plasmas (CCP) were produced by applying radio-frequency voltage to a pair of parallel plate electrodes which are separated from the plasma by dielectric layers. The electron equation and the electron transport equations were solved and yielded the electron number density and electron temperature. The electrostatic field was obtained by the solution of the Poisson equation. The distribution of electron temperature and electron number density was studied under different conditions: radio-frequency applied voltages (VRF=100-2000V), frequencies (f=3.0-40.68MHz), pressures (p=0.001-1torr), and gas species (O2, Ar, He, N2). The results show that electron number density presents a minimum near the electrodes, and presents a maximum between the positive and the negative electrodes. The distinguishing feature of CCP is the presence of oscillating sheaths near electrodes where displacement current dominates conduction current. These informations will help us to analyze the characters of CCP for application.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 May 2015
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9543, Third International Symposium on Laser Interaction with Matter, 95430Y (4 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2182242
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H. Yao, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Navy Logistics Department of PLA (China)
X. He, Hohai Univ. (China)
J. P. Chen, Beijing Aeronautical Technology Research Ctr. (China)
Y. C. Zhang, Nanjing Univ. of Science and Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9543:
Third International Symposium on Laser Interaction with Matter
Yury M. Andreev; Zunqi Lin III; Xiaowu Ni; Xisheng Ye, Editor(s)

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