Reactive flow in porous media: modelling and experiments in atomic layer deposition context

Project Details


Atomic layer deposition (ALD) is at the heart of global nanotechnology innovation. The ALDI Consortium will investigate reactive transport in ALD in porous media via computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations, at different levels of detail and flow regimes (continuum, molecular flow), and experimentally. The evolution of conformality of ALD processes will be described on nanostructured rectangular gaps and fixed beds of porous particles. Concurrent saturation profile measurements will be made, to experimentally assess the kinetic growth parameters. ALDI aims, through interdisciplinary combination of molecular/fluid physics combination with chemical reaction engineering, to produce valuable kinetic benchmark data and to fundamentally impact the way conformality is analysed in the field of ALD. New open data(base) and open source modelling/simulation tools are planned.
Effective start/end date01/09/202031/08/2024

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UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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