Fluid Dynamics

, Volume 51, Issue 4, pp 469–477 | Cite as

Effect of crystal and crubicle rotation on the flow stability in the Czochralski model at low Prandtl numbers

  • O. A. BessonovEmail author


The results of a numerical investigation of the joint effect of crystal and crubicle rotation on the flow stability at low Prandtl numbers (Pr=0.01 to 0.07) are presented. The regimes with an elevated stability threshold are determined for various combinations of crystal and crubicle rotations and the heat flux distributions over the growing crystal endface are obtained. The mechanisms of the loss of stability, as the critical values of the Grashof number and the rotation velocities are exceeded, are considered and a new regime of stable nonaxisymmetric flow is established.


thermal gravitational convection forced convection crystal growth from a melt hydrodynamic Czochralski model numerical modeling flow stability convective interactions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ishlinsky Institute for Problems in MechanicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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