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Mathematical Modelling of High-speed Ribbbon Systems: a Case Study of Edge-defined Film-fed GrowthFinite element numerical analysis was used to solve the coupled problem of heat transfer and capillarity to describe low and high speed silicon sheet growth in meniscus defined systems. Heat transfer models which neglect the details of convective heat flow in the melt are used to establish operating limits for an EFG system in terms of the growth rate, die temperature and the static head acting on the meniscus. It is shown that convective heat transfer in the melt becomes important only at high growth rates or for materials with low thermal conductivities.
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Conference Paper
Ettouney, H. M.
(Massachusetts Inst. of Tech. Cambridge, MA, United States)
Brown, R. A.
(Massachusetts Inst. of Tech. Cambridge, MA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
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
Subject Category
Solid-State Physics
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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