Quantemol Virtual Laboratory: A smart way to work from home

We are living in unprecedented times. Remote working has become vitally important and the impetus is growing to save the planet while striving for greater accuracy at a lower cost. 

Quantemol’s virtual laboratory allows our partners to work remotely without having to venture out to use a bricks and mortar laboratory. Results can be processed, calculated and reports generated remotely, with great accuracy. 

Our tools are contributing to a better understanding of complex plasma phenomena. This means fewer wasteful and expensive experimental tests are needed before starting production. 

Plasma tools are one of the main costs in a FAB and intended to be in use for most of the time.  Quantemol’s virtual laboratory ensures reduction of the “downtime” in production. Additional cost and ecological benefits are economical usage of valuable materials like Li, which is not a renewable source. Fewer experimental trials mean valuable materials can be conserved.  When toxic gases are required for manufacturing, reduction in experimental trials results in fewer polluting gases produced. This brings down costs for businesses while at the same time helps to protect the environment. Quantemol tools are also helping companies to find ways to replace harmful feed-stock gases as they can model different plasma chemistry compositions and evaluate environmentally friendly setups. 

Quantemol has advocated a virtual laboratory approach since the company was first founded 16 years ago. Many talented individuals who joined the Quantemol team worked actively to make sophisticated software codes accessible to users from industry and academia. 

Now we have a full software suite, making it possible to carry out plasma research at home in front of a laptop. Our Quantemol-EC is a quantum chemistry code-based software platform. It brings the knowledge and power of theoretical research to your fingertips, allowing you to calculate reaction probabilities between electrons and molecules. This includes radicals and molecules where there is no experimental data available. The calculations are conducted ab initio, you just need to know the molecular formula to get started.  

Quantemol-VT is a powerful tool based on the Hybrid Plasma Equipment Model (HPEM), an industry-standard in plasma simulations. It was developed by Prof. Mark Kushner and his group with support from semiconductor industry players. The code combines a fast fluid approach with rigorous kinetic modelling techniques. This is particularly valuable for low-pressure CCP modelling, where the assumptions of a fully CFD based approach are not entirely applicable. It also boasts a library of trustworthy chemistry sets built-in as well as capacity to handle reaction sets with hundreds of reactions (most conventional tools are limited to about fifty for 2D modelling). You can model plasma etch, deposition and explore variation in plasma tool geometry and chemistry while using QVT, all from the comfort of your own home.

In order to make plasma modelling of complex industrial discharges a more manageable task, we have established a database of plasma chemistries. Anyone can sign up for free and explore the data we already have in Quantemol-DB. The unique features of the database are:

  • Various types of data, including surface data in some cases;
  • A library of over 40 of pre-assembled plasma chemistry sets;
  • The ability to assemble your own chemistry set and run a Global Model and Boltzmann Solver with it. 

Paid members have access to Quantemol experts who can offer support to help you optimise your chemistry set for your plasma conditions, saving valuable time.

Quantemol database has formats compatible with various software like COMSOL, CFD-ACE+, STARCCM+ and others. We also have an API for QVT, which means QVT user can access data from within QVT interface and get on with their modelling work. 

Get in touch with us to find out more about our virtual laboratory!