Synopses & Reviews
Crystal pulling is an industrial process and provides the bulk of semiconductor crystals for the semiconductor industry. Initially a purely empirical process, the increase in importance and size of the industry has led to basic research into the fundamentals of the process - particularly the modelling of heat and mass transfer. The book has been written by the recognized authority on Czochralski crystal-growth techniques. It is an attempt to strengthen the interface between the practical crystal grower and the applied mathematician involved in analytical and computer modelling. Its focus is on the physics, chemistry and metallurgy of the process. From reviews: "... There is a need for a modern, non-trivial text on Czochralski growth ... and Dr. Hurle is eminently suited to write such a text."; "Dr. Hurle is probably uniquely qualified to write a book on ... (the Czochralski) growth process. ... He has published a great deal of very substantial as well as innovative work in this area."
Crystal pulling from the melt is an industrial process. It is applied primarily in the USA, Japan, UK, France, and Germany and provides bulk crystals for the chips industry. The author is a world-recognized authority on this (Czochralski crystal-growth) process and he has published many fundamental papers during his more than 30 years of research. The book addresses practical crystal growers and modellers alike. It provides the understanding of convective flow and heat and mass transfer and of the coupling of these effects. It is a modern, complete and non-trivial text.
Table of Contents
From the contents: Elements of the process.- Techniques and technology.- Convection and flow in the melt.- Heat transport.- Solute segregation.- The use of a magnetic field.- System dynamics and automatic diameter control.- Morphological stability of a planar ro tating interface.- The cooling crystal.