Effect of twin spacing on the growth velocity of Si faceted dendrites

Xinbo Yang*, Kozo Fujiwara, Raira Gotoh, Kensaku Maeda, Jun Nozawa, Haruhiko Koizumi, Satoshi Uda

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The growth velocity of silicon 〈 110 〉 faceted dendrites as a function of the twin spacing was investigated by in situ observation. As the twin spacing increases, 〈 110 〉 dendrite growth velocity nonlinearly decreases. The theoretical 〈 110 〉 and 〈 112 〉 dendrite growth velocities were calculated on the basis of the modified re-entrant corner model, and the theoretical growth velocity of 〈 112 〉 dendrites was found to be slower than that of 〈 110 〉 dendrites under the same twin spacing. The theoretical 〈 110 〉 dendrite growth velocity fits quite well with the experimental results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number172104
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number17
StatePublished - Oct 25 2010
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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