Modeling and simulation

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Industrial case studies

Numerical study of morphology and optical properties of coatings deposited by PVD on rotating gratings in a complex geometry


Plathinium 2019: lecture on kMC.

Plathinium 2021: Comprehensive PVD simulation: Application to antireflective coatings produced by OAD.

HiPIMS Today  2022: Kinetic Monte Carlo simulation of film growth deposited by HiPIMS and evaluation of film properties.

Plamatech 2022: SiN:H thin film deposition by PECVD on OLED

Manual to download

NASCAM V 4.7.X plugins manual

Video Tutorial

Video 1: single layer deposition (TiOx)                                                                            Video 2: multilayer deposition (heat reflector)

Video 3-1: create 3D substrate from scratch                                                                  Video 3-2: create 3D substrate from top view SEM picture               

Video 3-3: create 2D substrate from a cross SEM picture                                            Video 4: how to study the porosity of a thin film

Video 5: How to 3D print your model

Some NASCAM Citations

Modeling and Experimental Investigations of Nanostructured Ag Thin Films Produced by Oblique-Angle Deposition and Its SERS Performance , Datai Hui,Shun Zhou, Changlong Cai,Shigeng Song, Zhentao Wu, Jian Song, Da Zhang, Xiao Meng, Bo Lu, Yingbu Duan, Hayrigul Tursun and Des Gibson, Coatings 2021, 11, 458.

The importance of discharge voltage in DC magnetron sputtering for energy of sputtered and backscattered atoms on the substrate: Monte-Carlo simulations - Alireza Farhadizadeh, Tomáš Kozák, - Vacuum, Available online 1 November 2021,

Link between plasma properties with morphological, structural and mechanical properties of thin Ti films deposited by high power impulse magnetron sputtering, - P. Moskovkin, C. Maszl, R. Schierholz, W. Breilmann, J. Petersen, A. Pflug, J. Muller, M. Raza, S. Konstantinidis, A. von Keudell, S. Lucas, Surface and Coatings Technology, 418, (2021) 127235.

Exploring the effect on the columnar structure and porosity of the synthesized Be films by oblique angle deposition in magnetron sputtering - Donghui Fu, Xinlu Cheng, Physica B 590 (2020) 412221.

Efecto de la rotación del sustrato sobre los exponentes deescalamiento de la rugosidad en películas crecidas mediante latécnica glad - Sebastián Camilo Mendoza Rincón, PhD thesis, Universidad Nacional de Colombia Sede Manizales, 2020.

Recent Advances in the Development of Nano-Sculpted Films by Magnetron Sputtering for Energy-Related Applications -  A. Panepinto, R. Snyders,Nanomaterials 2020, 10(10), 2039.

Study on the area ratio of Nb–Sn target for the preparation of Nb3Sn films, Shuang-Kai Chen, Yu-Chen Yang & Di-Zhou Guo , Radiation Detection Technology and Methods volume 3, 54 (2019).

Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of Optical Properties of ZnS Zig-Zag Thin Films - M. Minbashi, R. Zarei Moghadam, M. H. Ehsani, H. R. Dizaji and M. K. Omrani , Iranian Journal of Materials Science & Engineering Vol. 16, No. 3, September 2019.

Experimental and Modeling Study of the Fabrication of Mg Nano-Sculpted Films by Magnetron Sputtering Combined with Glancing Angle Deposition - Liang, X. Geng,W. Li 1, A.  Panepinto, D. Thiry, M. Chen, R. Snyders. Coatings 2019, 9(6), 361.

Experiments and modelling for glow discharge plasmas applied to niobium sputter deposition in superconducting radiofrequency cavities - T. RICHARD, PhD thesis, CERN, 2019.

Growth simulation oblique layers of cadmium telluride and zinc sulfide and comparison with experimental results - Reza zareimoghadam, Journal of Research on Many-body Systems 7 (2017) 9-16 , doi: 10.22055/jrmbs.2017.19682.1231 (in Arabic).

Synthesis of nanostructured Ti thin films by combining glancing angle deposition and magnetron sputtering: A joint experimental and modeling study - J. Dervaux, P.-A. Cormier, P. Moskovkin, O. Douheret, S. Konstantinidis, R. Lazzaroni, S. Lucas, R. Snyders, Thin Solid Films, 636 (2017) 644-657.

Dynamic Atomic Scale Sintering of Nanoparticle Catalysts - Thomas Edward Martin, PhD thesis, University of York, 2015.

Morphology control of zinc regeneration for zinc-air fuel cell and battery - Keliang Wang, Pucheng Pei, Ze Ma, Huachi Xu, Pengcheng Li, Xizhong Wang, Journal of Power Sources, 271 (2014) 65-75.

Computer simulations of the early-stage growth of Ge clusters at elevated temperatures on patterned Si substrate using the kinetic Monte Carlo method - P. Moskovkin, S. Lucas, Thin Solid Films, 536 (2013) 313-317.

Simulation at high temperature of atomic deposition, islands coalescence, Ostwald and inverse Ostwald ripening with a general simple kinetic Monte Carlo code - S. Lucas, P. Moskovkin, Thin Solid Films, 518 (2010), 5355-5361.