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Crystal growth of LiYF4
Author(s): Lucjan E. Misiak
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Paper Abstract

The Bridgman-Stockbarger method was used to grow single crystals of LiYF4. Smaller LiYF4 crystals can be grown in an induction furnace, whereas the resistance furnace is more useful for bigger crystals growth. The best parameters of crystal growth process were determined. The crystals were investigated by x-ray powder diffraction, the Laue x-ray reflection method and by using polarizing microscope after chemical etching. The best crystals were obtained from the resistance furnace using lowering rate 0.5 mm/h, the temperature gradient 60 degrees Celsius/cm and the c-axis oriented along the crucible.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 1997
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3178, Solid State Crystals: Growth and Characterization, (14 July 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.280761
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Lucjan E. Misiak, Marie Curie-Sklodowska Univ. (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3178:
Solid State Crystals: Growth and Characterization
Jozef Zmija; Andrzej Majchrowski; Jaroslaw Rutkowski; Jerzy Zielinski, Editor(s)

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