A new system for controlling gas concentration in a process chamber was developed using a combination of a new flow controller and a gas pumping system. The new flow controller does not exhibit overshooting; thus, a stable gas flow rate can be realized in a process chamber after valve operation. Furthermore, very rapid gas displacement in the chamber can be realized by combined gas flow system and pumping system. As a result, it took only 2 s to stabilize chamber pressure and gas composition from purge gas to process gases using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) method. It is possible to control process parameters such as gas concentration and working pressure during the entire process using this system.
|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 - 2001 8|
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