Ad- and Desorption of Oxygen at Metal-Oxide Interfaces: Numerical Approach for Concentration-Dependent Diffusion Coefficient
A numerical approach for the segregation of atomic oxygen at Ag/MgO interfaces is presented. A general segregation kinetics is considered and the coupled system of differ- ential equations is solved due to a one-dimensional finite difference scheme which accounts for concentration-dependent diffusion coefficients. Based on a model oxide distribution, the influence of the concentration-dependency is numerically investigated and compared with the solution for constant coefficients. In addition, the numerical approach allows for the consider- ation of general boundary conditions, specimen sizes and time-dependent material and process parameters.
Prof. Andreas Öchsner and José Grácio
M. Stasiek and A. Öchsner, "Ad- and Desorption of Oxygen at Metal-Oxide Interfaces: Numerical Approach for Concentration-Dependent Diffusion Coefficient", Defect and Diffusion Forum, Vols. 258-260, pp. 360-365, 2006