Method and apparatus for atomic layer deposition using an atmospheric pressure glow discharge plasma

H.W. Vries, de (Inventor), M.C.M. Sanden, van de (Inventor), M. Creatore (Inventor), W.M.M. Kessels (Inventor)

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Apparatus and method for atomic layer deposition on a surface of a substrate (6) in a treatment space. A gas supply device (15, 16) is present for providing various gas mixtures to the treatment space. The gas supply device (15, 16) is arranged to provide a gas mixture with a precursor material to the treatment space for allowing reactive surface sites to react with precursor material molecules to give a surface covered by a monolayer of precursor molecules attached via the reactive sites to the surface of the substrate. Subsequently, a gas mixture comprising a reactive agent capable to convert the attached precursor molecules to active precursor sites is provided. A plasma generator (10) is present for generating an atmospheric pressure plasma in the gas mixture comprising the reactive agent.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberWO/2007/145513-A1
Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 2007


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