VSim 12.0 Release

Learn how to boost efficiency and simplify your workflow with the new features in VSim 12.0 

VSim 12.0

Built on the powerful Vorpal physics engine that researchers and engineers have used for over 20 years, VSim 12 offers new reaction capabilities, user examples, and numerous improvements designed to increase user efficiency.

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New Features and Improvements Include:

  • Flexible Reactions Framework 
  • Gas Discharge Breakdown
  • Improved Managed Weight Particles
  • Improved Particle Performance in Cylindrical Coordinates
  • Parameter Scans
  • External Circuits Available in Visual Setup
  • Improved Visualization Persistence
  • Simulation Videos Created from Visual Interface
  • Additional CSG Options
  • Improved Histories
  • Reaction Diagnostics
  • Magnetron Sputtering Example
  • Townsend Discharge with Parameter Scan
  • Time Averaging Analyzer
  • Dot Product Analyzer

Featured Webinar

advanced issues in PIC-MCC modeling of capacitively coupled plasmas

Advanced issues in PIC-MCC modeling of capacitively coupled plasmas

Because of the many numerical and modeling choices, modeling capacitively coupled plasmas using a Particle-In-Cell/Monte-Carlo-Collisions (PIC-MCC) approach has challenges. To cultivate confidence in these simulations, Turner Et.al. ["Simulation benchmarks for low-pressure plasmas," Phys. Plasmas, 20, . 1-11, 2013] created a rigorous benchmark for verifying PIC-MCC codes. We will discuss VSim's modeling of this benchmark, the limitations of the benchmark, and the implications for the users of our software.

VSim 12.0 Examples


Townsend Discharge Parameter Scan

Quickly compute a Townsend coefficient.



Optimal setup conditions for magnetron sputtering.