High-Temperature Solution Growth and Characterization of Chromium Disilicide

Toetsu Shishido, Shigeru Okada, Yoshio Ishizawa, Kunio Kudou, Kiyokata Iizumi, Yutaka Sawada, Hiroyuki Horiuchi, Katsuhiko Inaba, Takashi Sekiguchi, Jinhua Ye, Satoru Miyashita, Akiko Nomura, Takamasa Sugawara, Kazuo Obara, Yoshihiro Murakami, Kozo Fujiwara, Toru Ujihara, Gen Sazaki, Noritaka Usami, Masaoki OkuYoshihiko Yokoyama, Shigemi Kohiki, Yoshiyuki Kawazoe, Kazuo Nakajima

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Single crystals of CrSi2 were obtained in the form of hexagonal prisms by a high-temperature solution growth method using molten tin as a solvent. Their maximum dimensions were approximately 0.3 mm in diameter and 2.5 mm in length. The crystals had hexagonal symmetry with space group P6 222 and their lattice parameters were a=0.425(2) nm and c= 0.6375(1) nm. The crystals were semiconducting. The value of the micro-Vickers hardness for the {11̄00} face with hexagonal symmetry was 11.2±0.4GPa. The weight gain of the crystals heated to 1473 K in air was negligible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7292-7293
Number of pages2
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Dec


  • CrSi
  • Electric property
  • Flux growth
  • Hardness
  • Oxidation resistivity

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  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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