Relative densities of chlorine molecular ions Cl2+ and metastable chlorine atomic ions Cl+* were measured by a laser-induced fluorescence technique in cw and time-modulated inductively coupled chlorine plasma. In the discharge-off period of the time-modulated plasma, a considerable amount of Cl2+ persisted. Under the modulation frequency of 100 kHz, the decrease of the Cl2+ density in the discharge-off period was less than 30% and the decay time constant of Cl2+ density was longer than that of Cl+*. In order to investigate the dominance between Cl2+ and chlorine atomic ions Cl+, the relative densities of Cl2+ and Cl+* were calibrated as absolute densities along with the Langmuir probe measurements. The dominant ions in the cw plasma were Cl+, however, the Cl2+ density became comparable to the Cl+ density in the time-modulated plasma.
|ジャーナル||Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers|
|出版ステータス||Published - 2000 12 1|
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