Date of Award
Doctor of Science (DSc)
In this dissertation, the focus was on two unit operations that have the potential to significantly lower the cost and energy required for refining silicon. First, the removal of carbon from silicon kerf (sawing dust from wafering) was examined to enable its recycling. Second, silane pyrolysis was studied to better understand the dynamics of the initial stages of silicon aerosol formation and growth.
Pratim Biswas, Elijah Thimsen
Richard Axelbaum, Marcus Foston, Alexis Grabbe, Gregory Yablonsky