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Probing the Plasma Sheath by the Continuous Mass Loss of Microparticles

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7 Author(s)
Carstensen, J. ; Inst. fur Exp. und Angewandte Phys., Christian-Albrechts-Univ. zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany ; Haase, F. ; Jung, H. ; Tadsen, B.
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A novel approach of using microparticles as probes for the sheath structure of radio-frequency discharges is presented. Starting with a heavy (large) particle confined deep in the plasma sheath, the ambient plasma causes a continuous mass loss, which increases the levitation height of the particle. It is shown that this process can be precisely monitored with the phase-resolved resonance method, which allows probing the force balance of the particle with high spatial resolution. The resulting force profile is in reasonable agreement with recent sheath models.

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Plasma Science, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:41 ,  Issue: 4 )