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Pulsed Plasma Diagnostic Workshop with Mike Hopkins

Pulsed plasma diagnostics using RF biased probes

Mike Hopkins | Impedans Ltd

 

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Observation of two-temperature electrons in a sputtering magnetron plasma

Click here to read our new application note about using a Langmuir Probe to gain understanding about electron transport in magnetron sputtering.

Langmuir Probe Electron Temperature and Plasma Density

Impedans have recently upgraded our Langmuir Probe System to include a number of fantastic new features. These features include interchangeable single and double probe tips, DC and RF compensation, ultra-fast time resolution (12.5ns) and much much more. Click here to read more about this great product.

Pulsed Plasma Diagnostic Workshop with Timo Gans

Visualising plasma dynamics and chemical kinetics by multi-scale simulation aided nanosecond imaging

Timo Gans | University of York

 

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Pulsed Plasma Diagnostic Workshop with Richard van de Sanden

Pulsed plasma processing: from controlled pulsed biasing to high power pulsing of plasma sources

Richard van de Sanden | DIFFER

 

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Pulsed Plasma Diagnostic Workshop with David Gahan

Time Averaged and Time Resolved Measurements of Ion Energy Distributions in Pulsed Plasmas

David Gahan | Impedans Ltd

 

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Introducing the Octiv Suite

Today Impedans launch the Octiv Suite. This high precision, high resolution in-line RF voltage, current and phase measurement system measures multiple fundamental frequencies and harmonics simultaneously. It reconstructs RF waveforms from complex frequency spectra and can calculate ion flux at the substrate position. Click here to find out more about this groundbreaking product.

41st EPS

This week Impedans are exhibiting at the 41st European Physical Society (EPS) Conference in Berlin, Germany. If you are attending, we look forward to speaking to you there.

Semion System in Sputtering Application

Click http://bit.ly/seApp to read our latest Application Note featuring the Impedans Semion system in a Sputtering environment

Pulsed Plasma Diagnostic Workshop with Gilles Cunge

Time-resolved diagnostics of reactive pulsed plasmas: absorption spectroscopy, modulated beam mass spectrometry, ion flux probe and retarding field energy analyser

Gilles Cunge | Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)

 

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Semion System in Etching Application

Click the link http://bit.ly/seApp to read our Application Note featuring the Semion System used in an Etching Application

Langmuir Probe in Space Plasma Application

Click here to read our Application note featuring the Impedans Langmuir Probe used in a Space Plasma application.

Semion in PECVD Application

Click the link http://bit.ly/se01pecvd to read our new Application Note featuring the Impedans Semion System used in a PECVD application

Impedans launch The Semion 450mm

Impedans are pleased to announce the launch of the Semion 450mm Wafer Uniformity Plasma Diagnostic, designed primarily with 450mm wafer hardware and process developers in mind. Click here to find out more about this innovative product or click here to find out more about our other world leading plasma diagnostic instruments.

Why Lawrenceville Plasma Physics Results are Not Even Wrong; a Detailed Analysis.

I recently responded to a claim from Lawrenceville Plasma Physics that they were close to a commercial fusion reactor.  I was annoyed that such claims were being made and even more concerned that such claims were not receiving a strong criticism fr

Plasma Physics Division Annual Report

The inaugural edition of the Plasma Physics Division Annual Report, from the Drexel Institute of Plasma Physics Division is available online - quoting from the release

The 9th Workshop on Frontiers in Low Temperature Plasma Diagnostics

The 9th Workshop on Frontiers in Low Temperature Plasma Diagnostics (FLTPD) was held in Zinnowitz, near Greifswald, Germany.  FLTPD is a biennial European event in which scientists working on low-temperature plasmas present their recent results, pointing out in particular the originality of the diagnostic techniques used.

The 9th Workshop on Frontiers in Low Temperature Plasma Diagnostics

The 9th Workshop on Frontiers in Low Temperature Plasma Diagnostics (FLTPD) was held in Zinnowitz, near Greifswald, Germany.  FLTPD is a biennial European event in which scientists working on low-temperature plasmas present their recent results, pointing out in particular the originality of the diagnostic techniques used.

PULSED PLASMA DIAGNOSTICS WORKSHOP

Registration: www.impedans.com

Hosted by: Impedans ltd

Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Santry, Dublin 9, Ireland

New Managing Director for Plasma Technology

Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology has appointed Dan Ayres to Managing Director with immediate effect. Dan previously held the position of General Manager at the company, and prior to this was Operations Director. With over 10 years experience within the Oxford Instruments Group, Dan has held roles in the fields of Operations, Product Management and Project Management.

Plasma - an art rather than a science.

I recently came across an article that described the soul as a plasma, a transitional phase between matter and energy. The essay was accompanied by the beautiful pictures of plasma globes that have become so common. There was a stage in my life/career as a physicist that this would annoy me.

Paper review - Ion energy distribution measurements

Ion energy distribution measurements in rf and pulsed DC plasma discharges

D Gahan, S Daniels, C Hayden, P Scullin, D O'Sullivan, Y T Peiand M B Hopkins.

http://stacks.iop.org/0963-0252/21/024004

Carrington event which is a massive plasma flare from the sun could hit the earth in the next decade

Startling paper by Pete Riley on the possibility of  massive solar flare, or Carrington event happening-

Key Points

  • Probability of a Carrington event occurring      over next decade is ~12%
  • Space physics datasets often display a      power-law distribution
  • Power-law distribution can be exploited to      predict extreme events

Pete Riley

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