Plasma experiments were used to show that macromolecule formation can occur homogeneously in a plasma, and is strongly related to the plasma operating parameters and the amount of hydrogen added to the reactor. A commercially available plasma chemistry model was used in conjunction with the experiments. A growth mechanism and simulated results suggested that macromolecules formed through CF3 propagation reactions with CwF2w+1 radicals produced by electron impact dissociation of fluoroalkane species.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)