Float Zone wafers are the purest form of silicon slices made by the process called vertical melting zone. Float zone wafers are the best wafers when compared to other alternative semiconductors. Because of their purity, they have many distinct advantages. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits and advantages of the float zone wafer.
Higher Growth Rate - The growth rate of float zone wafers is typically 2 to 3 times higher than Czochralski growth rates. These high growth rates help minimize defects, making them extremely beneficial.Low Oxygen Levels - The presence of oxygen in silicon can lead to numerous negative effects. Float zone wafers have very low oxygen levels though, and as a result, rarely have to deal with those issues.Dopant Control - Float zone wafers possess the ability to exactly control the resistivity throughout the whole of the crystal. This is crucial for applications that use the bulk of the silicon wafers in the making of electronic devices.
Making optical components – The transparent characteristic of this semiconductor makes it easy for medics to work on people, especially those exposed to Terahertz radiation.Production of solar cells – Float zone wafers have the highest solar conductivity compared to other wafers.Used in photodetectors – Since float zone wafers are pure, it's capable of sensing electromagnetic energy and detecting anything with ease.
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