Advances in atmospheric pressure PECVD : The influence of plasma parameters on film morphology

Hodgkinson, JL and Sheel, DW 2013, 'Advances in atmospheric pressure PECVD : The influence of plasma parameters on film morphology' , Surface & Coatings Technology, 230 , pp. 73-76.

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Atmospheric pressure (AP) PECVD systems have attracted considerable interest in recent years due to the significant benefits for large area, low cost substrates and low temperature operation. However to date, the film properties have tended to be compromised compared to those offered by more established technologies. In particular whilst growth may be possible at significantly reduced substrate temperatures, the films are typically amorphous due to reduced surface mobility. Additionally, film density can be reduced compared to competitive vacuum based approaches due to a lack of ion bombardment. Recent advances in AP plasma technology have shown considerable potential, with increased stability and with some reports proposing the possibility of ion based interactions at atmospheric pressure. In this work we apply this new approach to an APCVD process, enabling control of film growth and crystal structure, indicating significant potential for application.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Energy
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Surface & Coatings Technology
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0257-8972
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Funders: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), EU 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development
Depositing User: Dr John L Hodgkinson
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2015 14:33
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 16:49

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