The effect of the traveling magnetic field (TMF) on the buoyancy-induced convection in the vertical Bridgman growth of semiconductors
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AbstractA traveling magnetic field (TMF) is created by means of applying out-of-phase currents to a number of coils. When applied to a conducting melt inside a cylindrical container, the TMF induces a Lorentz force that acts in the meridional directions (radial and axial), unlike the application of a rotating magnetic field (RMF), which creates a force in the azimuthal direction. In this work, we present a computational study of the TMF and its application to the Bridgman growth of the Ge. To quantify the effect of the TMF on the solid–melt interface, we use the maximum (magnitude-wise) tangential shear at the interface.

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