Abstract and Applied Analysis

Modelling of the Czochralski flow

Jan Franců

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The Czochralski method of the industrial production of a silicon single crystal consists of pulling up the single crystal from the silicon melt. The flow of the melt during the production is called the Czochralski flow. The mathematical description of the flow consists of a coupled system of six P.D.E. in cylindrical coordinates containing Navier-Stokes equations (with the stream function), heat convection-conduction equations, convection-diffusion equation for oxygen impurity and an equation describing magnetic field effect.

This paper deals with the analysis of the system in the form used for numerical simulation. The weak formulation is derived and the existence of the weak solution to the stationary and the evolution problem is proved.

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Abstr. Appl. Anal., Volume 3, Number 1-2 (1998), 1-40.

First available in Project Euclid: 8 April 2003

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Primary: 76D05: Navier-Stokes equations [See also 35Q30] 76Rxx
Secondary: 35Q10 46E35

mathematical modelling viscous flow Czochralski method single crystal growth weak solution operator equation existence theorem weighted Sobolev spaces Rothe method


Franců, Jan. Modelling of the Czochralski flow. Abstr. Appl. Anal. 3 (1998), no. 1-2, 1--40. doi:10.1155/S1085337598000426. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.aaa/1049832679

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