The baroclinic flow instability in rotating silicon melt

Masahito Watanabe, Minoru Eguchi, Koichi Kakimoto, Yann Baros, Taketoshi Hibiya

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Abstract

Three-dimensional flow visualization experiments were used to observe the transition from axisymmetric to non-axisymmetric flow of molten silicon in the CZ crystal growth configuration at specific crucible rotation rates. Non-axisymmetric flow shows characteristics of the baroclinic instability when the flow pattern is observed from a rotating viewpoint. The transition from axisymmetric to non-axisymmetric flow due to the baroclinic instability is characterized by using two non-dimensional numbers, the Thermal Rossby number (Rot) and the Taylor number (Ta).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)288-292
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Volume128
Issue number1-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 1993
Externally publishedYes

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Silicon
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Crystallization
Crystal growth
Flow patterns
Molten materials
crystal growth
flow distribution
configurations
Experiments
Hot Temperature

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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The baroclinic flow instability in rotating silicon melt. / Watanabe, Masahito; Eguchi, Minoru; Kakimoto, Koichi; Baros, Yann; Hibiya, Taketoshi.

In: Journal of Crystal Growth, Vol. 128, No. 1-4, 01.03.1993, p. 288-292.

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Watanabe, Masahito ; Eguchi, Minoru ; Kakimoto, Koichi ; Baros, Yann ; Hibiya, Taketoshi. / The baroclinic flow instability in rotating silicon melt. In: Journal of Crystal Growth. 1993 ; Vol. 128, No. 1-4. pp. 288-292.
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