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ORCID

http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6836-5098

Date of Award

Winter 12-15-2016

Author's School

School of Engineering & Applied Science

Author's Department

Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering

Degree Name

Doctor of Science (DSc)

Degree Type

Dissertation

Abstract

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.

Language

English (en)

Chair

Pratim Biswas, Elijah Thimsen

Committee Members

Richard Axelbaum, Marcus Foston, Alexis Grabbe, Gregory Yablonsky

Comments

Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.7936/K79K48N7

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