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Toricelli Growth of Elongated Crystals in Tubular and Sheet Form Disclosure Number: IPCOM000056408D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-14

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Gessert, C Schwuttke, GH [+details]


Silicon rods, tubes and sheets are formed by placing the lower end of evacuated quartz tubes of various cross-sections into a vessel, such as a quartz crucible, of molten silicon. Silicon shrinks more than quartz during cooling so that the silicon rod separates from the tube and can be easily removed.