Film Deposition by Plasma Techniques

  • Mitsuharu Konuma

Part of the Springer Series on Atoms+Plasmas book series (SSAOPP, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 195-224

About this book


Properties of thin films depend strongly upon the deposition technique and conditions chosen. In order to achieve the desired film, optimum deposition conditions have to be found by carrying out experiments in a trial-and­ error fashion with varying parameters. The data obtained on one growth apparatus are often not transferable to another. This is especially true for film deposition processes using a cold plasma because of our poor under­ standing of the mechanisms. Relatively precise studies have been carried out on the role that physical effects play in film formation such as sputter deposition. However, there are many open questions regarding processes that involve chemical reactions, for example, reactive sputter deposition or plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition. Much further research is re­ quired in order to understand the fundamental deposition processes. A sys­ tematic collection of basic data, some of which may be readily available in other branches of science, for example, reaction cross sections for gases with energetic electrons, is also required. The need for pfasma deposition techniques is felt strongly in industrial applications because these techniques are superior to traditional thin-film deposition techniques in many ways. In fact, plasma deposition techniques have developed rapidly in the semiconductor and electronics industries. Fields of possible application are still expanding. A reliable plasma reactor with an adequate in situ system for monitoring the deposition conditions and film properties must be developed to improve reproducibility and pro­ ductivity at the industrial level.


Cross section Plasma collision design elastic collision hydrogen material mechanisms molecule negative ions particles polymer science semiconductor technology

Authors and affiliations

  • Mitsuharu Konuma
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für FestkörperforschungStuttgart 80Fed. Rep. of Germany

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-84513-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-84511-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1615-5653
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