Multiscale Modeling of a Silicon Solar Wafer Manufacturing Process

Ruochen Liu, German Oliveros, Seetharaman Sridhar, B. Erik Ydstie

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In this paper we present the conceptual design of a new continuous process to fabricate silicon wafers for further use in solar cells. We develop a partial album of models which show the behaviors of solidification, fluid flow and heat transfer. A multiscale modeling approach is used to solve the conservation equations in order to find the relevant design parameters for further control and optimization studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)156-160
Number of pages5
JournalComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Crystallization
  • Multiscale modeling
  • Phase change
  • Silicon wafering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science Applications


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