Marangoni convection in the LiCaAIF6 crystal growth by the czochralski technique

Zhong Zeng, Jingqiu Chen, Hiroshi Mizuseki, Touetsu Shishido, Kyoko Ichinoseki, Yoshiyuki Kawazoe

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Numerical simulation of the mixed convection induced by buoyancy, crystal rotation, and also unbalanced surface tension at the melt-gas interface is conducted by means of the finite volume method in the model of the Czochralski crystal growth. The role of Marangoni convection in the heat and mass transfer is investigated by the comparison of the models with and without surface tension included, and our results indicate that Marangoni convection plays an important role in the heat and mass transfer near the interface of melt and crystal, and also the convection structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)348-352
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Thermal Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2003


  • Buoyancy convection
  • Computer simulation
  • Crystal growth
  • Czochralski technique
  • Marangoni convection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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