Effects of gas velocity on deposition rate and amount of cluster incorporation into a-Si:H films fabricated by SiH4 plasma chemical vapor deposition

Takashi Kojima, Susumu Toko, Kazuma Tanaka, Hyunwoong Seo, Naho Itagaki, Kazunori Koga, Masaharu Shiratani

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Abstract

To deposit stable a-Si:H films at a high deposition rate (DR), we have studied time evolution of DR and amount of cluster incorporation (R) into films as a parameter of gas velocity, in the downstream region of a multi-hollow discharge plasma chemical vapor deposition reactor; because a-Si:H films containing less cluster incorporation show high stability. For a low gas velocity of 0.18m/s, clusters are trapped between the multihollow electrode and the substrate and the trapped clusters absorb clusters and such absorption suppresses the cluster incorporation into films. By utilizing this phenomenon, we have realized a quite low R = 1.3 at a high DR = 0.06 nm/s.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1406082
JournalPlasma and Fusion Research
Volume13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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