Time-dependent, three-dimensional flow and mass transport during solution growth of potassium titanyl phosphate

Bhushan Vartak, Andrew Yeckel, Jeffrey J. Derby

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Abstract

A finite-element, numerical model is used to compute time-dependent, three-dimensional fluid flow, mass transfer, and continuum growth kinetics in the potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP) solution crystal growth system of Bordui et al. The effects of a periodically-reversing crystal rotation schedule are analyzed for two different crystal-mounting geometries. Results suggest a lower probability of the occurrence of defects when the mounting geometry is designed to take advantage of periodic flow reversal effects on the supersaturation field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)391-406
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Volume281
Issue number2-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2005

Keywords

  • A1. Computer simulation
  • A1. Convection
  • A1. Fluid flows
  • A1. Growth from solutions
  • A1. Mass transfer
  • A1. Stirring

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