Crystal growth and equilibrium crystal shapes of silicon in the melt

Xinbo Yang*, K. Fujiwara, K. Maeda, J. Nozawa, H. Koizumi, S. Uda

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The crystal growth shape (CGS) and equilibrium crystal shape (ECS) of silicon in Si melt are observed using in situ observation. Fully faceted silicon CGSs, which are dominated by the {111} facets, are observed from the {112} and {110} orientation. Silicon CGS in three-dimensional in Si melt is octahedral in shape, bounded by {111} facets. Silicon ECSs in the melt are obtained by the relaxation from the CGSs and exhibit the {111} facets separated by curved interface.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)574-580
Number of pages7
JournalProgress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • crystal growth shape
  • equilibrium crystal shape
  • silicon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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