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Predictive simulation of antenna effect in PVD processes using fluid models

Authors

KUBEČKA Martin OBRUSNÍK Adam ZIKÁN Petr JÍLEK Mojmír VENCELS Juris BONAVENTURA Zdeněk

Year of publication 2019
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source SURFACE & COATINGS TECHNOLOGY
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Citation
Web https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0257897219310369
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.surfcoat.2019.125045
Keywords PVD; Antenna effect; Edge effect; Vacuum arc; Titanium nitride; Simulation; Model
Description We present numerical simulation of an ion-based physical vapor deposition coating process on a realistic part. The simulation is performed using a fluid model. By correlating the simulated ion flux to the surface of the coated part with experimentally measured thickness of the coating at the same conditions, it is shown that the model is capable of capturing the so-called antenna effect (edge effect). This local increase of coating thickness close to sharp edges of the part is a consequence of the plasma sheath of a negatively biased coated part. Additionally, we assess the sensitivity of the model to the boundary conditions imposed.
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