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Findings on Applied Surface Science Reported by Investigators at Max-Planck-Institute for Plasma Physics (Simulation of ion beam sputtering with...

August 15, 2014



Findings on Applied Surface Science Reported by Investigators at Max-Planck-Institute for Plasma Physics (Simulation of ion beam sputtering with SDTrimSP, TRIDYN and SRIM)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Researchers detail new data in Science. According to news reporting from Greifswald, Germany, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "A quantitative simulation of ion beam sputtering and related collision cascade effects is essential for applications of ion beam irradiation in thin film deposition, surface treatment and sculpting with focused ion beams, ion beam smoothing of surfaces and ion-induced nanopattern formation."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Max-Planck-Institute for Plasma Physics, "The understanding of fundamental ion solid interaction processes relevant for nanostructure formation, ion-induced mass redistribution, sputter yield amplification, ion beam mixing and dynamic compositional changes requires reliable simulations of ion-solid interaction processes in particular at low ion energies. In this contribution we discuss the possibilities, the key benefits and the limitations of three popular binary collision Monte Carlo simulation programs (SDTrimSP, TRIDYN and SRIM)."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The focus will be set to the calculation of angle dependent sputter yields, angular distribution of sputtered particles, sputter yields for compound materials, sputter yield amplification effects, as well as the extraction of parameters relevant for modeling ion-induced surface pattern formation from vacancy and recoil atom distributions."

For more information on this research see: Simulation of ion beam sputtering with SDTrimSP, TRIDYN and SRIM. Applied Surface Science, 2014;310():134-141. Applied Surface Science can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Applied Surface Science - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/505669)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting H. Hofsass, Max Planck Inst Plasma Phys, D-17491 Greifswald, Germany. Additional authors for this research include K. Zhang and A. Mutzke (see also Science).

Keywords for this news article include: Europe, Germany, Science, Greifswald

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