Plasma Sources for Advanced Semiconductor Applications
Plasma sources are essential tools for advanced semiconductor and computation technologies. Laser-produced plasma powers state-of-the-art nanolithography by generating the required extreme-ultraviolet (EUV) light. Remarkable reduction of feature-sizes in modern semiconductors is a major theme for semiconductor manufacturing where features are approaching nanometers and often involve 3D structures. Predicting, modeling, and high-resolution measurements of plasma properties of advanced plasma sources are at the forefront of research for many advanced industrial applications. This Joint Special Topic Collection in Applied Physics Letters and Physics of Plasmas welcomes new submissions reporting new research results and perspectives in the field of plasma sources and their many important applications to semiconductor and computational technologies.
Guest Editors: Oscar Versolato, Ronnie Hoekstra, John Sheil, Igor Kaganovich, Thorsten Lill, Kallol Bera, Sang Ki Nam, and Hyo-Chang Lee