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Transport of sputtered atoms in facing targets sputtering geometry: A numerical simulation study

Nathan, Senthil S and Rao, Mohan G and Mohan, S (1998) Transport of sputtered atoms in facing targets sputtering geometry: A numerical simulation study. In: Journal of Applied Physics, 84 (1). pp. 564-571.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.368061

Abstract

The transport of sputtered Ag atoms in the facing targets sputtering geometry studied by Monte Carlo simulation is presented. The atoms are ejected with a cosine distribution and undergo many collisions with the background argon gas atoms. The collisions are simulated with a Born–Mayer interaction potential. The model predicts the flux of Ag atoms arriving at the substrate, their energy, and angular distribution. These results have been compared with experimental results reported earlier. Similar computations have been extended to study the complex transport of multicomponent Y, Ba, and Cu in oxygen gas during $YBa_2Cu_3O_7_-_x$ sputter deposition.

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Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Instrumentation and Applied Physics (Formally ISU)
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2007
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2014 07:05
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/9387

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