Directional Solidification Systems (DSS)
The cooling of the bath of molten silicon is controlled to obtain solidification of the ingot with very broad crystalline zones. These ingots are then sliced with a wire saw to obtain silicon "wafers", primarily used in the photovoltaic industry.
Mersen supplies the following elements:
- Purified graphite heating element
- Hot zone rigid carbon insulation
- Composite fasteners
- Composite plate