A global model of a dual frequency capacitive discharge considering the nonlinearity of the sheath and a bulk-chemestry

Philipp Mertmann, Thomas Mussenbrock, Ralf Peter Brinkmann, Peter Awakowicz

60th An­nual Ga­se­ous Elec­tro­nics Con­fe­rence, Ar­ling­ton (Vir­gi­nia), USA, 02-05 Oc­to­ber


A global model of a capacitive coupled low pressure plasma which considers the nonlinear behavior of a boundary sheath and a bulk chemistry, excited by two frequencies is developed. On the basis of certain assumptions the global model for the plasma bulk is derived. The bulk model, which can be solved for its own, is combined with a sheath model to get a self-consistent global model. By that, not the bulk power but the radio frequency voltages over the whole discharge are input parameters of the model, which is close to the experiment. Results for different voltages of the two frequencies and a variation of the pressure are presented.

Tags: bulk chemestry, dual frequency, global model, nonlinearity, Sheath