A computational framework for modelling grain-structure evolution in three dimensions

  title={A computational framework for modelling grain-structure evolution in three dimensions},
  author={Max O. Bloomfield and David F. Richards and Timothy S. Cale},
  journal={Philosophical Magazine},
  pages={3549 - 3568}
We describe a simulation framework designed to track individual grains in a material during simulations of formation, processing and usage. The framework, which we call parallel level-set environment for nanoscale topography evolution, is designed to fill the clear and present need to account for grain structure in understanding and predicting the performance of structures in some products, such as metal lines in integrated circuits. It is the realization of ‘grain continuum’ models of films by… 
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  • M. Bloomfield, Y. Im, T. Cale
  • Materials Science
    International Conference on Simulation of Semiconductor Processes and Devices, 2003. SISPAD 2003.
  • 2003
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