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Title: Gas-lift pumps for flowing and purifying molten silicon

The embodiments herein relate to a sheet production apparatus. A vessel is configured to hold a melt of a material and a cooling plate is disposed proximate the melt. This cooling plate configured to form a sheet of the material on the melt. A pump is used. In one instance, this pump includes a gas source and a conduit in fluid communication with the gas source. In another instance, this pump injects a gas into a melt. The gas can raise the melt or provide momentum to the melt.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1239815
Report Number(s):
9,267,219
13/039,789
DOE Contract Number:
EE0000595
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2011 Mar 03
Research Org:
Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc., Gloucester, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 14 SOLAR ENERGY