publication . Article . 2007

Numerical modeling of crystal growth under strong magnetic fields : An application to the travelling heater method

Kumar, V.; Dost, S.; Durst, F.;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2007 Journal: Applied Mathematical Modelling, volume 31, pages 589-605 (issn: 0307-904X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract The article presents a 3-D numerical simulation study for the growth of single crystal semiconductors under strong magnetic fields. In such high fields, the magnetic body force components, which also depend on the flow velocity components present numerical challenges particularly in terms of convergence of iterations. To remedy such difficulties, a novel numerical approach was introduced in an in-house 3-D finite volume-based computer code. As an application, the Travelling Heater Method (THM) was selected for the growth of CdTe crystals under a static vertical magnetic field. The governing equations of the model, which also include the electric charge ...
free text keywords: Modelling and Simulation, Applied Mathematics, Electric potential, Magnetic field, Mathematical analysis, Magnetization, Magnetic energy, Physics, Magnetic pressure, Magnetostatics, Rate of convergence, Boundary value problem
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