Concurrent Physical Vapor Deposition and Microstructure Evolution Simulation of Thin Films

Concurrent Spinodal Decomposition and Island Growth

Top view of a gaussian population of deposited islands growing on a flat substrate after being subjected to a fixed external vapor pressure of 50% solute. Solid islands phase-separate through spinodal decomposition. Credit: Mr. Yunbo Wang, 2013.

thin film growth simulation of PVD

Simulation of congruent CdTe PVD growth. As the simulation proceeds, grain coarsening is preceded by grain impingement. At the end of the deposition process only forty-nine islands remain. The rest vanished due to re-evaporation.Credit: Mr. Yunbo Wang, 2013.

Level Set Island Growth Video