Numerical study of three-dimensional melt flows during the TSSG process of SiC crystal for the influence of input parameters of RF-coils and an external rotating magnetic field

Lei Wang, Yuto Takehara, Atsushi Sekimoto, Yasunori Okano, Toru Ujihara, Sadik Dost

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Abstract

Three-dimensional numerical simulations were conducted for the Top-Seeded Solution Growth (TSSG) process of silicon carbide (SiC) crystals. We investigated the influence of coils frequency and peak current, and an applied rotating magnetic field (RMF) on the melt flow developing in this system. Numerical simulation results show that the Marangoni flow in the melt becomes stronger at higher coils frequencies due to the decreasing coils-induced electromagnetic field strength. Results also show that the use of external RMF may improve supersaturation uniformity along the seed if it is properly adjusted with respect to the coils-induced electromagnetic field strength. Furthermore, it is predicted that the application of RMF and seed rotation in the same direction may enhance supersaturation below the seed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number111
JournalCrystals
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Flow control
  • SiC crystal growth
  • TSSG method

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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