Liquid Bridge Modeling Of Floating Zone Processing

  • I. Martinez
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 174)


A simplified fluidmechanical interpretation of some silicon growth experiments performed aboard Spacelab-1 is given, using the capillary liquid bridge theory, which is discussed in depth. A model is developed to simulate the outer shape during the floating zone process performed, and ideas are given for a more complete thermal simulation. These models would help experimentalists in crystal growth and zone refining to predict unstable configurations, avoid bridge disruption and achieve the desired shape at every stage.


Liquid Bridge Parabolic Flight Molten Zone Floating Zone Zone Refining 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Martinez
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  1. 1.E.T.S.I.AeronáuticosUniversidad Politécnica de MadridMadridSpain

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