Plasma Surface Interaction Codes (PSIC)
A Tcl/Tk interface to plot sputtering yields (using gnuplot) for any
monoatomic target material for any incident ion. Its back-end is
a set of FORTRAN (g77, should work for any FORTRAN) subroutines for
Physical Sputtering, Chemical Sputtering and Radiation
Enhanced Sublimation. The subroutines implement semi-empirical
formulae for the various Plasma Surface Interactions.
the sources, and use the subroutines in your programs freely since PSIC is
copyrighted under the GNU
General Public License. A tar-gzipped postscript version of the technical
report (IPR/TR-67/2000) which is a installation guide, a user manual and
also explains the various erosion processes in some detail is available for
Note that this document is dated and the subroutines for PSI in PSIC
has been cleaned and re-engineered and a few new subroutines added).
The new subroutines and new example has been accepted for publication
in Computer Physics Communications and is available for download
Thanks to Xavier Bonnin for many suggestions that definitely improved
- Cleaned up all the subroutines (physic sputtering, chemical sputtering
- Some basic software engineering introduced (like returning 0 when
yields become negative).
- Made the chemical sputtering smoothly transit from low flux to high
flux (parameter C in J. Roth's paper).
e-mail: manoj.warrier (at sign) ipp.mpg.de
Institute for Plasma Research, BHAT
Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India -382428
Stellaratortheorie, Max-Planck Institut Fur Plasmaphysik
TeilInstitut Greifswald Wendelsteinstrasse 1
D-17491 Greifswald Germany
This software and subroutines are provided in the hope that they will be
useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
Copyright © 2002 Manoj Warrier
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