Float Zone Wafer | Characteristics and Applications


August 20, 2018

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A float zone wafer is a wafer that is made using the float zone method. It is a method that is used to grow silicon crystals. Float zone wafers are found in many different fields. Let’s take a look at some of the characteristics and applications of the float zone wafer.


A major component of the float zone method involves the necking and partial melting process. This then allows for a single and pure crystal to be formed. Doing this allows the crystals to undergo the doping process. Float zone wafers tend to have high purity and a low concentration of oxygen and carbon.


Float zone wafers are very similar to semiconductors in the way they perform. Because of this, they are used in most power devices. In addition, they are also found in detectors. In addition to power devices and detectors, float zone wafers are also popular with the manufacturing of windows and lenses. The fact that they are absorbent and shock resistant also make them ideal for the manufacturing of solar cells.

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