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use of the burton-prim-slichter equation at high growth ratesThe following must be assumed in order to derive the classic Burton-Prim-Slichter equation for segregation during crystal growth: isobaric, isothermal, isopotential or uncharged species, binary, planar interface, steady state, constant diffusion coefficient in fluid, no diffusion in crystal, no lateral convection within fluid film at interface with complete mixing beyond (stagnant film model), and either density, total concentration or partial molar volumes constant in the fluid phase. In addition, the effective distribution coefficient and the interfacial distribution coefficient must be defined properly. The velocity in the equation is the growth rate times a factor correcting for the difference in volumetric properties between crystal and fluid. The stagnant film thickness is found to be a function of freezing rate, with the precise functionality depending on the type of stirring occurring in the growth fluid.
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Wilcox, W. R.
(Clarkson Coll. of Technology Potsdam, NY, United States)
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August 12, 2013
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April 15, 1984
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Publication: JPL Proc. of the Flat-Plate Solar Array Proj. Res. Forum on the High-Speed Growth and Characterization of Crystals for Solar Cells
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