We have studied the preparation and device application of a-Si by atmospheric pressure CVD using disilane. The deposition rate of a-Si increases with the partial pressure of disilane and with the total pressure. The deposition rate of APCVD a-Si is, therefore, very high compared with LPCVD. The photosensitivity of APCVD a-Si is 104 at 100mW/cm2. We have made an inverse staggered type a-Si TFT using SiO2 as a gate insulator. The on/off current ratio and field effect mobility are 105 and 0.19cm2/Vs, respectively.