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Japanese Journal of Applied Physics
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A study of the neutral species rf sputtered from oxide targets

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The nature of the neutral species rf sputtered from several oxide targets has been studied using a technique in which the sputtered particles are ionized in the glow discharge and are then detected with a quadrupole mass filter. The extent to which the species MO+ are observed relative to the species M+ during the rf sputtering of an oxide target MxOy is studied as a function of M-O bond energy, rf power and discharge gas pressure. The results suggest that in certain cases the intensity of sputtered neutral molecules may exceed that of sputtered neutral atoms. © 1974 IOP Publishing Ltd.

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12 Mar 2014

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Japanese Journal of Applied Physics

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