Effect of static magnetic field on thermal conductivity measurement of a molten Si droplet by an EML technique: Comparison between numerical and experimental results

Kenichi Sugioka, Takao Tsukada, Hiroyuki Fukuyama, Hidekazu Kobatake, Satoshi Awaji

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Abstract

In order to investigate quantitatively the effect of melt convection in an electromagnetically levitated molten droplet on the thermal conductivity of liquid silicon measured by the electromagnetic levitation (EML) technique superimposed with a static magnetic field, the numerical simulations for melt convection in the droplet and additionally, for the measurement of thermal conductivity were carried out. In addition, the thermal conductivity of molten silicon was measured by the EML technique, and then compared with those obtained numerically. In the numerical simulations of melt convection, the buoyancy force, thermocapillary force due to the temperature dependence of the surface tension on the melt surface, and electromagnetic force in the droplet were considered as the driving forces of convection. As a result, the numerical simulations could sufficiently explain the measurement of thermal conductivity by the EML technique under a static magnetic field. Also, it was suggested that a magnetic field of more than 4. T should be applied to measure the real thermal conductivity of molten silicon by the EML technique.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4228-4232
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Volume53
Issue number19-20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Sep 1

Keywords

  • Convection
  • Droplet
  • Electromagnetic levitation
  • Molten silicon
  • Numerical simulation
  • Static magnetic field
  • Thermal conductivity measurement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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