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Title: On fluid dynamics during crystallization
Author(s): Riahi, Daniel N.
Subject(s): fluid dynamics crystallization
Abstract: The topic of this review article is about some aspects of fluid dynamics during crystallization and the control of such flow by using external constraints such as rotation and magnetic field. Following a brief introduction regarding ways to improve the quality of different types of crystals, the research development accomplished in the recent years regarding the control of the undesirable fluid flow during crystal growth of alloys and proteins is reviewed. The basic theoretical and computational fluid dynamic methods to determine the solutions for the dependent variables of the fluid flow are described and the methods of the flow control are outlined, which can be beneficial to the crystal growers in the sense that defects and imperfections in the produced crystal can be reduced significantly as the result of such flow control during the production of crystals. The results are also compared with the available experimental data.
Issue Date: 2003-07
Publisher: Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (UIUC)
Series/Report: TAM Reports 1028
Genre: Technical ReportArticle
Type: Text
Language: English
ISSN: 0073-5264
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed: is peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-03-08
Is Version Of: Published as: Daniel N. Riahi. On fluid dynamics during crystallization. Recent Research Developments in Fluid Dynamics, vol. 4, pp. 87-94 (2003). Copyright 2003 Research Signposts.

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    TAM technical reports include manuscripts intended for publication, theses judged to have general interest, notes prepared for short courses, symposia compiled from outstanding undergraduate projects, and reports prepared for research-sponsoring agencies.

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