Cleaning of niobium surface by plasma of diffuse discharge at atmospheric pressure

V. F. Tarasenko, M. V. Erofeev, M. A. Shulepov, V. S. Ripenko

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Elements composition of niobium surface before and after plasma treatment by runaway electron preionized diffuse discharge was investigated in atmospheric pressure nitrogen flow by means of an Auger electron spectroscopy. Surface characterizations obtained from Auger spectra show that plasma treatment by diffuse discharge after exposure of 120000 pulses provides ultrafine surface cleaning from carbon contamination. Moreover, the surface free energy of the treated specimens increased up to 3 times, that improve its adhesion property.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012040
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jul 2017
EventInternational Conference Frontiers in Theoretical and Applied Physics, FTAPS 2017 - Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 22 Feb 201725 Feb 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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