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1. (WO2013116640) SILICON PURIFICATION MOLD AND METHOD

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/116640    International Application No.:    PCT/US2013/024333
Publication Date: Fri Aug 09 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Sat Feb 02 00:59:59 CET 2013
IPC: C01B 33/037
C01B 11/00
Applicants: SILICOR MATERIALS INC.
Inventors: NOURI, Abdallah
ZHANG, Chunhui
OUNADJELA, Kamel
Title: SILICON PURIFICATION MOLD AND METHOD
Abstract:
The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for purifying materials using a fractional solidification. Devices and methods shown provide control over a temperature gradient and cooling rate during fractional solidification, which results in a material of higher purity. The apparatus and methods of the present invention can be used to make silicon material for use in solar applications such as solar cells.