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Title: Removing a sheet from the surface of a melt using elasticity and buoyancy

Embodiments related to sheet production are disclosed. A melt of a material is cooled to form a sheet of the material on the melt. The sheet is formed in a first region at a first sheet height. The sheet is translated to a second region such that it has a second sheet height higher than the first sheet height. The sheet is then separated from the melt. A seed wafer may be used to form the sheet.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1136751
Assignee:
Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc. (Gloucester, MA) GFO
Patent Number(s):
8,764,901
Application Number:
13/039,808
Contract Number:
EE0000595
Research Org:
Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc., Gloucester, MA (USA).
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Works referenced in this record:

Investigation of the meniscus stability in horizontal crystal ribbon growth
journal, September 1980

Improvements in the Horizontal Ribbon Growth technique for single crystal silicon
journal, September 1980