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Multiscale Modeling of Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) Apparatus: Simulations and Approximations

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Author(s): Juergen Geiser

Journal: Polymers
ISSN 2073-4360

Volume: 5;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 142;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: numerical methods | CVD processes | regression method | iteration process | optimization | computable models

ABSTRACT
We are motivated to compute delicate chemical vapor deposition (CVD) processes. Such processes are used to deposit thin films of metallic or ceramic materials, such as SiC or a mixture of SiC and TiC. For practical simulations and for studying the characteristics in the deposition area, we have to deal with delicate multiscale models. We propose a multiscale model based on two different software packages. The large scales are simulated with computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software based on the transportreaction model (or macroscopic model), and the small scales are simulated with ordinary differential equations (ODE) software based on the reactive precursor gas model (or microscopic model). Our contribution is to upscale the correlation of the underlying microscale species to the macroscopic model and reformulate the fast reaction model. We obtain a computable model and apply a standard CFD software code without losing the information of the fast processes. For the multiscale model, we present numerical results of a real-life deposition process.
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