A DC bias is applied to a substrate placed in spatial afterglow plasma created by the double-tubed coaxial line-type microwave plasma chemical vapor deposition system. This DC bias method enables us to control only the ion bombardment energy without changing the ion flux density and the radical density. Hydrogenated amorphous silicon films were deposited, varying only the ion bombardment energy. With increasing ion bombardment energy, the dihydride bonds Si-H2 and the polyhydride bonds (Si-H2)n decrease, and the monohydride bonds Si-H and the film density increase.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers|
|Publication status||Published - 1991 Jun|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)