Optimization of the Vertical Bridgman Method and the Vertical Gradient Method for CdZnTe Single Crystal Production

A. Kalbáč, R. Černý, P. Přikryl


In designing optimum parameters of advanced crystal growth techniques, computer modeling has become an important tool owing to the fact that computer simulation is much cheaper than many experimental techniques based on the trial and error method. In this paper, the application of computational modeling in the optimization of experimental setups for the production of CdZnTe single crystals from the melt is demonstrated on two characteristic examples, namely on the vertical Bridgman and vertical gradient method. The influence of adjustable parameters on the temperature, concentration and velocity fields, and on the positions and velocities of the moving interface is studied. Finally, the effect of uncertainty in material parameters on computed results is analyzed.


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ISSN 1210-2709 (Print)
ISSN 1805-2363 (Online)
Published by the Czech Technical University in Prague