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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

Other works cited in this record:

Lateral pulling growth of crystal ribbons
patent, May 1982

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

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