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The role of non-equilibrium plasmas and micro-discharges in top down nanotechnologies and selforganized assembly of nanostructures

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Petrovic, Z Lj, Malovic, G, Radmilovic-Radjenovic, M, Puac, N, Maric, D, Maguire, PD and Mahony, CMO (2006) The role of non-equilibrium plasmas and micro-discharges in top down nanotechnologies and selforganized assembly of nanostructures. In: 25th International Conference on Microelectronics, Vols 1 and 2, Proceedings, Belgrade, Serbia. UNSPECIFIED. 7 pp. [Conference contribution]

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Abstract

We have reviwed the role of plasma technologies in future development of nanoelectronics and in the development of other nanotechnologies. First we address the problems in application of the standard plasma etching procedure. We proceed to discuss the development of damage free plasma processes, in particular the etching by fast neutral beams. Fast neutral beams have a potential for implementation beyond the standard application in production of Integrated Circuits (lcs). In the second half of the paper we discuss some of the applications of micro discharges. The de Volte Ampere characteristics should be analyzed in order to reveal the predominant physical processes by studying E/N, pd and jd(2) scaling. We will also give some results related to rf microdischarge operatting at atmospheric pressure also known as plasma needle. It gives rise to new possibilities for medical treatments (including surgery) with minimum tissue damage. Finally we briefly describe other emerging applications of plasmas in nanotechnologies.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Engineering
Research Institutes and Groups:Engineering Research Institute
Engineering Research Institute > Nanotechnology & Integrated BioEngineering Centre (NIBEC)
ID Code:7442
Deposited By:Professor Paul Maguire
Deposited On:18 Jan 2010 12:11
Last Modified:18 Aug 2011 11:49

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