Numerical analysis of the influence of tilt of crucibles on interface shape and fields of temperature and velocity in the unidirectional solidification process

Hiroaki Miyazawa, Lijun Liu, Sho Hisamatsu, Koichi Kakimoto

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Abstract

We carried out calculations to investigate the influence of tilt of crucibles on the melt-crystal interface shape and fields of temperature and velocity of the melt and/or crystal by three-dimensional global and melt-crystal analyses. It was found that flow velocity was larger in the case of a fixed boundary condition of edge of the interface than that in the case of a relaxed condition. Furthermore, deflection of the interface with a fixed boundary condition was smaller than that without the fixed boundary condition. These results indicate that we should use three-dimensional global analysis with a relaxed boundary condition to investigate the influence of tilt of crucibles on the interface shape and flow velocity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1034-1039
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Volume310
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 15 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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