Growth of Tb3Ga5O12 fiber and bulk crystals using micro-pulling-down apparatus

Valery I. Chani, Akira Yoshikawa, Hiroshi Machida, Tadakumi Satoh, Tsuguo Fukuda

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A micro-pulling-down process, using Ir crucibles and RF heating, has been used to grow single-crystal fiber and bulk crystals of Tb3Ga5O12 garnet (TGG). Single crystals ranging up to 450 mm in length have been produced. The crystals were 1-4 mm in diameter and were seeded-grown in the direction close to 〈1 1 1〉. The maximal crystal diameter achieved was 10 mm. Dependence of behavior of the solid-liquid interface on the growth parameters (temperature and pulling-rate) is discussed in detail.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)663-669
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Mar

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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