H.C. Starck’s Modeling Capabilities Address Industry Needs

Flat Panel (FPD) and Touch Sensor Display (TSP)

A major cornerstone of H.C. Starck’s success is boosting sputtering performance using simulation modeling. We have not only increased sputtering performance, but we can also better estimate the life expectancy of our targets. With finite element analysis (FEA), we study the sputtering materials behavior during fabrication and operation.

Performance Enhancement of Molybdenum Planar Targets

Rolling simulations are employed to study mechanical homogeneity within molybdenum planar sputtering targets. Using FEA modeling, we can analyze the stress and strain distribution within the target. Also, simulation modeling of a molybdenum plate helps us better determine the definitive microstructure.


Stress Distribution


Strain Distribution

gen_5_target.jpgLifetime Estimate of Molybdenum Rotary Sputtering Target

A compressive hoop stress on the outside walls of a molybdenum rotary target gives H.C. Starck insight into determining the longer life expectancy of a target.


Temperature Distribution


Hoop Stress Distribution


Glass Melting Applications

H.C. Starck’s modeling simulation capabilities benefit our valued customers with their glass melting projects. We can custom design solutions for GME applications, analyze and improve GME performance, and rapidly evaluate novel GME concepts.

  • FEM using ABAQUS for fully-coupled thermal and mechanical stress analysis
  • Thermo Dynamic Modeling (Chemical Processing, Constitutive Stability)
  • ABAQUS tools: Fe-Safe (Fatigue Analysis), Isight (Process Integration & Design)
  • Deformation crystallographic texture prediction using a Visco-Plastic
  • Self-Consistent (VPSC) model fully integrated with ABAQUS


*Temperatures in Celsius