Accession Number : ADA299246

Title :   High-Density Plasma Source for Large-Area Chemical Vapor Deposition of Diamond Films.

Descriptive Note : Monthly rept. 1 Dec-31 Dec 94,

Corporate Author : SCIENCE RESEARCH LAB INC SOMERVILLE MA

Personal Author(s) : Chen, Xing

PDF Url : ADA299246

Report Date : 27 JAN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : During this program Science Research Laboratory (SRL) and the Plasma Processing Group in the Department of Chemical Engineering at MIT are developing a large-area, directed plasma/atomic beam source for diamond deposition. The plasma source is based on an inductively-driven plasma accelerator that efficiently produces a high density (l0(exp 14)-10(exp 17)/cu cm) plasma over an area of 0.1-1 square meters. The goal of this effort is to experimentally demonstrate the technical feasibility of employing the plasma source for high-throughput diamond deposition, through characterization of plasma parameters and preliminary diamond deposition experiments. A reactor design study will also be completed during Phase I, leading to an engineering design of a large-area plasma reactor for Phase II implementation. The period of performance is from 30 September 1994 to 29 March 1995. jg p.4

Descriptors :   *SOURCES, *PLASMAS(PHYSICS), *FILMS, *DIAMONDS, *CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION, *HIGH DENSITY, *ATOMIC BEAMS, PARAMETERS, PROCESSING, ACCELERATION, RESEARCH FACILITIES, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, DESIGN CRITERIA, INDUCTION SYSTEMS, CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, REACTOR OPERATION.

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Physical Chemistry
      Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
      Laminates and Composite Materials
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE