Numerical investigation of the influence of material property of a crucible on interface shape in a unidirectional solidification process

Hiroaki Miyazawa, Lijun Liu, Koichi Kakimoto

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We carried out calculations to investigate the influence of thermal conductivity of the wall of a crucible on melt-crystal interface shape using three-dimensional global analyses. It was found that thermal conductivity of the wall of a crucible has significant influence on the melt-crystal interface shape due to modification of the amount of outgoing heat flux through the wall of a crucible. The results indicate that we should control not only heater power, growth velocity, and melt flow but also thermophysical properties of the wall of a crucible in order to reduce deformation of the melt-crystal interface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-272
Number of pages6
JournalCrystal Growth and Design
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2009
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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