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Numerical time-dependent 3D simulation of flow pattern and heat distribution in an ammonothermal system with various baffle shapes

: Erlekampf, J.; Seebeck, J.; Savva, P.; Meissner, E.; Friedrich, J.; Alt, N.S.A.; Schlücker, E.; Frey, L.


Freitas, J.A.:
8th International Workshop on Bulk Nitrides Semiconductors, IWBNS 2013 : Was held from September 30 to October 5, 2013, in Seeon, Germany
Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2014 (Journal of crystal growth 403.2014)
International Workshop on Bulk Nitrides Semiconductors (IWBNS) <8, 2013, Seeon>
Konferenzbeitrag, Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Fraunhofer IISB ()

A numerical analysis of an ammonothermal synthesis process for the bulk growth of nitride crystals was performed. The analysis includes the development of a thermal model for a lab-scale ammonothermal autoclave, which was validated by in situ temperature measurements and applied to tailor the temperature field inside the autoclave. Based on the results of the global thermal 2D simulations, a local 3D model was used to include convective phenomena in the analysis. Moreover, the influence of the baffle and different baffle shapes on the flow velocity was investigated. Fluctuations of the temperature as well as the flow velocities occur, indicating that 3D considerations are essential to accurately investigate the heat and mass transport in ammonothermal systems.