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Numerical analysis of melt-solid interface shapes and growth rates of gallium antimonide in a single-zone vertical Bridgman furnace

Dutta, PS and Bhat, HL and Kumar, Vikram (1995) Numerical analysis of melt-solid interface shapes and growth rates of gallium antimonide in a single-zone vertical Bridgman furnace. In: Journal of Crystal Growth, 154 (3-4). pp. 213-222.

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Abstract

Numerical analysis has been carried out to determine the deviation of the growth rate from the ampoule lowering rate and the shape of the isotherms during the growth of gallium antimonide using the vertical Bridgman technique in a singlezone furnace. Electrical analogues have been used to model the thermal behaviour of the growth system. The standard circuit analysis technique has been used to calculate the temperature distribution in the growing crystal under various growth conditions. The effects of furnace temperature gradient near the melt-solid interface, the ampoule lowering rate, the ampoule geometry, the thermal conductivity of the melt, the mode of heat extraction from the tip of the ampoule and the extent of lateral heat loss from the side walls of the ampoule on the shape of isotherms in the crystal have been evaluated. The theoretical results presented here agree well with our previously obtained experimental results.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier B.V.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:46
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/14429

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