Numerical simulation of heat transfer in floating zone single crystal growth process with radio-frequency induction heating

Y. Masuda, T. Tsukada, M. Hozawa, N. Imaishi, N. Ohnishi

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Abstract

Analysis of heat transfer in the floating zone (FZ) crystal growth system with a radio-frequency (RF) induction heating is carried out, using the hybrid finite element and boundary element method for calculation of the electromagnetic and temperature fields, and applying the coordinate transformation method to represent exactly the unknown shapes of phase boundaries in the system. The effects of processing parameters, such as the RF current frequency, on FZ growth is investigated numerically, and a diagram for the upper and lower limits of the current density in the RF coil between which the molten zone can be stable is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3035-3043
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Volume39
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Sep

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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