Growth of MgAl2O4/MgO eutectic crystals by the micro-pulling-down method and its characterization

J. Ho Lee, A. Yoshikawa, T. Fukuda

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MgAl2O4/MgO eutectic fibers and rods have been grown successfully by the micro-pulling-down method, and the microstructures and optical characterizations of grown crystals were performed. MgAl2O4/MgO eutectic fibers of 0.3-1 mm in diameter and about 500 mm in length, and the rods having 5 mm in diameter with approximately 60 mm in length have been grown with the 6-120 mm/h of growth speed. The eutectic fibers showed homogeneous microstructure in which MgO fiber/whisker aligned to the growth direction in the MgAl2O4 (spinel) matrix. The grown crystals looked semitransparence under naked eyes. Optical and orientational characterizations were performed. The second phase of MgO was easily removed by selective etching with hydrochloric acid, and then porous single crystalline bodies were obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1351-1354
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the European Ceramic Society
Issue number8 SPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - 2005


  • Electron microscopy
  • Functional applications
  • MgAlO/MgO eutectic crystal
  • Microstructure
  • Optical properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry


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