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|Author(s):||Yicheng Wang; James K. Olthoff;|
|Title:||Ion Energy Distributions in Inductively Coupled Radio-Frequency Discharges in Argon, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Chlorine, and Their Mixtures|
|Published:||May 01, 1999|
|Abstract:||We report ion energy distributions, relative ion intensities, and absolute total ion current densities at the grounded electrode of an inductively-coupled Gaseous Electronics Conference radio-frequency reference cell for discharges generated in pure argon, nitrogen, oxygen and chlorine, and in mixtures of argon with N2, O2, and Cl2. Measured current densities are significantly greater for pure argon and for mixtures containing argon than for pure N2, O2, and Cl2. For all three molecular gases, the ratio of molecular ions to the fragment ions decreases when argon is added to the molecular gas discharges. A possible destruction mechanism for the molecular ions involving metastable argon is discussed.|
|Citation:||Journal of Applied Physics|
|Pages:||pp. 6358 - 6365|
|Keywords:||argon,chlorine,inductively-coupled plasmas,ion energy distributions,nitrogen,oxygen|
|Research Areas:||Electronics & Telecommunications|
|PDF version:||Click here to retrieve PDF version of paper (7MB)|