Grain Growth in the Melt

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Abstract

This chapter introduces the phenomenon of grain growth in melt. To understand the kinetics of phase transformation from a liquid phase to a solid phase from a macroscopic viewpoint, the Kolmogorov-Johnson-Mehl-Avrami equation will be explained first. Next, a general expression of the growth rate of crystal grain in melt growth and the growth mechanism of a faceted dendrite, which is often observed in the growth of a multicrystalline Si ingot, will be described. Finally, the grain growth phenomenon that occurs during unidirectional growth will be introduced.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFundamentals
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages723-748
Number of pages26
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)9780444593764
ISBN (Print)9780444563699
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Faceted dendrite growth
  • Growth rate of crystal
  • Kinetics of phase transformation
  • Kolmogorov-Johnson-Mehl-Avrami theory
  • Silicon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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    Fujiwara, K. (2015). Grain Growth in the Melt. In Fundamentals (Vol. 1, pp. 723-748). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-56369-9.00017-4