Observatorio de I+D+i UPM

Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
Radiation heat savings in polysilicon production: Validation of results through a CVD laboratory prototype
Year:2013
Research Areas
  • Electronic devices,
  • Solar cells,
  • Technology of devices for engineering
Information
Abstract
This work aims at a deeper understanding of the energy loss phenomenon in polysilicon production reactors by the so-called Siemens process. Contributions to the energy consumption of the polysilicon deposition step are studied in this paper, focusing on the radiation heat loss phenomenon. A theoretical model for radiation heat loss calculations is experimentally validated with the help of a laboratory CVD prototype. Following the results of the model, relevant parameters that directly affect the amount of radiation heat losses are put forward. Numerical results of the model applied to a state-of-the-art industrial reactor show the influence of these parameters on energy consumption due to radiation per kilogram of silicon produced; the radiation heat loss can be reduced by 3.8% when the reactor inner wall radius is reduced from 0.78 to 0.70 m, by 25% when the wall emissivity is reduced from 0.5 to 0.3, and by 12% when the final rod diameter is increased from 12 to 15 cm.
International
Si
JCR
Si
Title
Journal of Crystal Growth
ISBN
0022-0248
Impact factor JCR
1,552
Impact info
Volume
374
Journal number
From page
5
To page
10
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Alba Ramos Cabal (UPM)
  • Autor: Carlos del Cañizo Nadal (UPM)
  • Autor: Javier Valdehita Torija (UPM)
  • Autor: Juan Carlos Zamorano Saavedra (UPM)
  • Autor: Antonio Luque Lopez (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Silicio y Nuevos Conceptos para Células Solares
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Instituto de Energía Solar
  • Departamento: Electrónica Física
S2i 2019 Observatorio de investigación @ UPM con la colaboración del Consejo Social UPM
Cofinanciación del MINECO en el marco del Programa INNCIDE 2011 (OTR-2011-0236)
Cofinanciación del MINECO en el marco del Programa INNPACTO (IPT-020000-2010-22)