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Title: Study on the effect of target on plasma parameters of magnetron sputtering discharge plasma

In this study, the effect of magnetron target on different plasma parameters of Argon/Hydrogen (Ar - H{sub 2}) direct current (DC) magnetron discharge is examined. Here, Copper (Cu) and Chromium (Cr) are used as magnetron targets. The value of plasma parameters such as electron temperature (kT{sub e}), electron density (N{sub e}), ion density (N{sub i}), degree of ionization of Ar, and degree of dissociation of H{sub 2} for both the target are studied as a function of input power and hydrogen content in the discharge. The plasma parameters are determined by using Langmuir probe and Optical emission spectroscopy. On the basis of the different reactions in the gas phase, the variation of plasma parameters and sputtering rate are explained. The obtained results show that electron and ion density decline with gradual addition of Hydrogen in the discharge and increase with rising input power. It brings significant changes on the degree of ionization of Ar and dissociation of H{sub 2}. The enhanced value of electron density (N{sub e}), ion density (N{sub i}), degree of Ionization of Ar, and degree of dissociation of H{sub 2} for Cr compared to Cu target is explained on the basis of it's higher Ion Induced Secondarymore » Electron Emission Coefficient (ISEE) value.« less
Authors:
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  1. Centre of Plasma Physics, Institute for Plasma Research, Nazirakhat, Sonapur-782 402, Kamrup, Assam (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22218574
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 20; Journal Issue: 10; Other Information: (c) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; ARGON; CHROMIUM; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; COPPER; ELECTRON DENSITY; ELECTRON EMISSION; ELECTRON TEMPERATURE; ELECTRONS; EMISSION SPECTROSCOPY; GLOW DISCHARGES; HYDROGEN; ION DENSITY; ION TEMPERATURE; IONIZATION; LANGMUIR PROBE; MOLECULES; PLASMA DENSITY; PLASMA DIAGNOSTICS; WALL EFFECTS