Inequalities for single crystal rod growth by edge-defined film-fed growth (E.F.G.) technique

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A boundary value problem in the case of the second order axi-symmetric Young-Laplace differential equation (some of whose solutions describe the static meniscus free surface, i.e. the static liquid bridge free surface between the shaper and the crystal, occurring in single crystal rod growth) is analyzed. The analysis concerns the dependence of the solution of an initial value problem of the equation on a parameter p (the controllable part of the pressure difference Δp across the free surface). Inequalities are established for p which are necessary or sufficient conditions for the existence of a solution which represents a stable and convex free surface of a static meniscus. The analysis is numerically illustrated for the static menisci occurring in the NdYAG laser single crystal rod growth from the melt by edge-defined film-fed growth (E.F.G.) technique. This kind of inequalities can be useful in the experiment planning and technology design. © 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.




Balint, S., & Balint, A. M. (2010). Inequalities for single crystal rod growth by edge-defined film-fed growth (E.F.G.) technique. Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, 362(1), 231–240.

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