Laboratory for Mathematical Modelling
of Environmental and Technological Processes

V. Geža, J. Venčels, Ģ. Zāģeris S. Pavlovs

Numerical Modeling of Surface Waves Generated by Low Frequency Electromagnetic Field for Silicon Refinement Process


One of the most perspective methods to produce SoG-Si is refinement via metallurgical route. The most critical part of this route is refinement from boron and phosphorus, therefore, approach under development will address this problem. An approach of creating surface waves on silicon melt’s surface is proposed in order to enlarge its area and accelerate removal of boron via chemical reactions and evaporation of phosphorus. A two dimensional numerical model is created which include coupling of electromagnetic and fluid dynamic simulations with free surface dynamics. First results show behaviour similar to experimental results from literature.

Full paper

Proceedings of the VIII International Scientific Colloquim "Modelling for Materials Processing", Riga, Latvia, (2017), pp. 155-160.