05630880 is referenced by 21 patents and cites 8 patents.

This invention utilizes a large volume plasma processor to completely ionize any feedstock material and deposit the ionized and unionized species of elements of the feedstock material on deposition stages. Apparatus is provided for generating a toroidal, high temperature, low density plasma in the large volume plasma processor. Key aspects of the method provide for (a) controlling temperature by rapid heating and (b) maintaining toroidal plasma current by rapid application of increased driving voltages. The invention provides a large surface area source of any desired elements to increase safety and thruput in microchip fabrication. Other applications include nanotechnology fabrication and improvement of surface properties of materials.

Title
Method and apparatus for a large volume plasma processor that can utilize any feedstock material
Application Number
8/612252
Publication Number
5630880
Application Date
March 7, 1996
Publication Date
May 20, 1997
Inventor
Bernard J Eastlund
6615 Chancellor Dr., Spring, 77379
TX, US
IPC
C23C 16/00
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