Growth of stable shaped single crystals by the micro-pulling-down method with automatic power control system

Rayko Simura, Vladimir V. Kochurikhin, Akira Yoshikawa, Satoshi Uda

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Abstract

A control system with automatic power alterations to stabilize the temperature at the meniscus area was developed for crystal production by the micro-pulling-down technique. The system was successfully applied to the growth of Lu3Al5O12 and Al2O3 crystals with stable shape rod up to 110 mm in length. The developed system gives a possibility to prevent the crystal quality from degradation caused by the uncontrollable change of the meniscus height. Application of the developed system can help to minimize the number of preliminary experiments needed for the optimization of the growth conditions and to increase the crystal shape uniformity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2148-2151
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Volume310
Issue number7-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Apr 1

Keywords

  • A2. Growth from melt
  • A2. Micro-pulling-down method
  • A2. Single-crystal growth
  • B2. Oxides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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