Numerical investigation of the transport phenomena occurring in the growth of SiC by the induction heating TSSG method

Takuya Yamamoto, Nikhil Adkar, Yasunori Okano, Toru Ujihara, Sadik Dost

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Abstract

A numerical simulation study was carried out to examine the transport phenomena occurring during the Top-Seeded Solution Growth (TSSG) process of SiC. The simulation model includes the contributions of radiative and conductive heat transfer in the furnace, mass transfer and fluid flow in the melt, and the induced electric and magnetic fields. Results show that the induced Lorentz force is dominant in the melt compared with that of buoyancy. At the relatively low coil frequencies, the effect of the Lorentz force on the melt flow is significant, and the corresponding flow patterns loose their axisymmetry and become almost fully disturbed. However, at the relatively higher frequency values, the flow is steady and the flow patterns remain axisymmetric.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-54
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Volume474
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Sep 15
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • A1, Computer simulation
  • A1, Fluid flows
  • A1, Heat transfer
  • A1, Magnetic fields
  • A2, Top seeded solution growth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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