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Name Marsh, Jonathan
Group Scientific Computation
Room C17, Math Sci
Telephone +44 (0) 115 95 13858 [direct dial]
Thesis Title Numerical modelling of CVD reactors
Thesis Abstract Technological plasmas are used in industry for applications ranging from depositing coatings on glasses to growing thick films of specialised materials. This PhD will concentrate on developing a model of a diamond growing plasma reactor, using the AptoFEM finite-element software platform ( The challenges of the project lie in understanding plasmas, ranging from how the energy is deposited, the chemical reactions taking place, and the transport processes for the energy and the chemical species, and in developing suitable numerical methods for solving the equations describing these processes. The benefits of a successful project will include enabling the growth of higher quality diamond products useful in applications ranging from lasers to fusion reactors.
School contact information School of Mathematical Sciences
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD
Tel: +44 (0) 115 951 4949
Fax: +44 (0) 115 951 4951