Method – introduction

A critical review of papers concerning the invention of “Czochralski method” is presented. It is beyond all doubts that this method of pulling single crystal from the melt should be named after the Polish scientist, chemist and metallurgist

J. Czochralski. The recent curious supposition by HJ. Scheel to change the name of this method should be ruled out as being without scientific value and in contradiction to historical data.

Recently, Scheel stated in his article on the history of crystal growth that Jan Czochralski was not the founder of the well-known method for pulling single crystal from the melt. He further commented that the meth od was erroneously named after Czochralski, and should be renamed the “Teal method”. These statements are not correct and depart from histori cal truth as it is presented below.