experimental conditions. As a support, kinetic Monte Carlo simulations are performed to understand the observed trends using the NASCAM (NAnoSCAle Modeling) code. The latter is used to simulate the growth of the
films and to explain the effect on the obtained structures of experimental parameters such as the substrate temperature, the gas pressure as well as the substrate tilting and rotation speed. NASCAM enables quantitative prediction
of the density, the surface roughness, and the columnshape asymmetry. In addition, the effective porosity (ϕe) of the structures was evaluated from the simulation data for two molecules presenting different size (0.64 and 3.20 nm). The results show that ϕe decreases with the size of the adsorbed molecule, from above 50% for the small molecule to below 10% for the larger one. This is understood by considering the accessibility of the pore as a function of the size of the molecules. These data are correlated to experimental results obtained by
transmission electron microscopy.
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