A high-performance neutral-beam etching system, which minimizes radiation damage caused by charge buildup or ultraviolet and x-ray photons during etching, was discussed. It was found that the bottom carbon plate of the etching systems possessed numerous aperture for extraction of neutral beams from the plasma. The analysis showed that the neutralization efficiency of negative ions and maximum neutral flux density were 100% and 4.0 mA/cm2 respectively.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A: Vacuum, Surfaces and Films|
|Publication status||Published - 2002 Sep 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Surfaces and Interfaces
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films