Patent Number: 6,251,184

Title: Insulating-containing ring-shaped heat shields for czochralski pullers

Abstract: Heat shields for Czochralski pullers include a ring-shaped heat shield housing comprising inner and outer heat shield housing walls and an oblique heat shield housing floor and a heat shield housing roof that extend between the inner and outer heat shield housing walls. The heat shield housing contains insulating material therein. A support member is configured to support the heat shield housing within the crucible in a Czochralski puller. In one embodiment, the support member includes at least one support arm that extends to the ring-shaped heat shield housing. The at least one support arm may be hollow and may contain insulating material therein. In another embodiment, the support member is a ring-shaped support member. The ring-shaped support member may include inner and outer support member walls containing insulating material therebetween. The ring-shaped support member may also include at least one window therein. The ring-shaped member may be oblique. According to another aspect, the Czochralski puller also includes a heat pack in the enclosure, surrounding the heater. The heat pack includes an upper heat pack housing and a lower heat pack housing. The lower heat pack housing is filled with heat absorbing material. However, the upper heat pack housing is at least partially unfilled with the heat absorbing material. Preferably, all of the heat absorbing material is removed from the upper heat pack so that the upper heat pack housing is free of the heat absorbing material.

Inventors: Park; Jae-gun (Kyungki-do, KR)

Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

International Classification: C30B 15/00 (20060101); C30B 15/14 (20060101); C30B 15/20 (20060101); C30B 035/00 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018