Electron-temperature dependence of nitrogen dissociation in 915 MHz ECR plasma

N. Itagaki, S. Iwata, K. Muta, A. Yonesu, S. Kawakami, N. Ishii, Y. Kawai

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The nitrogen molecular dissociation level in 915 MHz ECR plasma was evaluated as a function of the electron temperature by optical emission spectroscopy. The intensity ratio of N line to N2 line, which provides information on changes in the degree of dissociation of nitrogen molecules, was found to increase monotonously from 0.01 to 0.07 with increasing the electron temperature from 2 to 7 eV. Furthermore, it was confirmed that increasing the electron density and/or the introduction of argon in the discharge significantly enhanced the nitrogen molecular dissociation level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-263
Number of pages5
JournalThin Solid Films
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2003
EventProccedings of the Joint International Plasma Symposium - Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Jul 1 2002Jul 4 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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