Thermocapillary Convection in Models of Crystal Growth

  • Authors
  • Hendrik¬†C.¬†Kuhlmann

Part of the Springer Tracts in Modern Physics book series (STMP, volume 152)

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About this book


This critical overview describes fluid flow driven by the thermocapillary effect in models of crystal growth. Simple models are the floating-zone technique and the open-boat technique.
Basic equations, boundary layer scaling, stability analysis, pattern formation and additional buoyancy are discussed. Particular emphasis is given to the understanding of the physics of flow. This reference book gives a state-of-the-art report and reviews the literature available.


behavior convection crystal geometry growth physics stability

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-65200-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-49484-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0081-3869
  • Series Online ISSN 1615-0430
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