Dynamics and control of the Czochralski process II. Objectives and control structure design

Michael A. Gevelber, George Stephanopoulos, Michael J. Wargo

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A new control system design is proposed for the Czochralski process in order to improve crystal quality, particularly GaAs. An expanded set of formal control objectives are proposed based on a considerations of defect formation, segregation, and the process coupling. A control structure is developed that meets the control objectives and the restrictions posed by the batch related disturbances, system coupling, and the dynamic characteristics of the measurements, outputs, and inputs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)199-217
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Aug 1 1988
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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