Equivalent discharge conditions, where the intensities of the analyte are almost the same between the d.c. and the r.f. power modes, have been investigated in Grimm glow discharge emission spectrometry. The two plasmas have similar emission and sputtering characteristics, enabling the conditions to be found easily. Various emission lines of argon ion are commonly observed from the argon discharges regardless of the power modes. A method to determine the equivalent discharge conditions is suggested, based on intensity analysis of the argon ionic lines.
ASJC Scopus subject areas