Control and system design for the czochralski crystal growth process

M. A. Gevelber, G. Stephanopoulos

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An expanded set of control objectives is proposed for the Czochralski crystal growth process. Consideration of the thermal stress near the interface yields an operating regime specification in terms of interface shape. A lumped parameter model is used to determine the performance of alternate inputs and outputs. Based on these considerations, a new control structure is proposed to maintain crystal diameter, interface shape, and thermal gradients throughout the batch growth cycle. The performance of alternative control structures are evaluated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)115-121
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Transactions of the ASME
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Instrumentation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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