Silicon crystal growth from the melt: Analysis from atomic and macro scales

K. Kakimoto, L. Liu, T. Kitashima, A. Murakawa, Y. Hashimoto

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The effect of impurity concentration on thermal conductivity of natural and isotope silicon by using equilibrium molecular dynamics simulation is investigated. It was found that the concentrations of the impurities such as boron, phosphor and arsene play an important role in the propagation of phonons in silicon crystals. It was also clarified that a mass difference of impurities and host crystals results in degradation of thermal conductivity of silicon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307-312
Number of pages6
JournalCrystal Research and Technology
Issue number4-5
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2005


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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