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Influence of Contact Angle, Growth Angle and Melt Surface Tension on Detached Solidification of InSbWe extended the previous analysis of detached solidification of InSb based on the moving meniscus model. We found that for steady detached solidification to occur in a sealed ampoule in zero gravity, it is necessary for the growth angle to exceed a critical value, the contact angle for the melt on the ampoule wall to exceed a critical value, and the melt-gas surface tension to be below a critical value. These critical values would depend on the material properties and the growth parameters. For the conditions examined here, the sum of the growth angle and the contact angle must exceed approximately 130, which is significantly less than required if both ends of the ampoule are open.
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Wang, Yazhen
(Clarkson Univ. Potsdam, NY, United States)
Regel, Liya L.
(Clarkson Univ. Potsdam, NY, United States)
Wilcox, William R.
(Clarkson Univ. Potsdam, NY, United States)
Date Acquired
August 21, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2000
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Crystal Growth
Volume: 209
Subject Category
Space Processing
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