MANUFACTURING PROCESS FOR LARGE SHEETS OF TRANSPARENT SINGLE CRYSTAL ALUMINUM OXIDE FOR THE CZOCHRALSKI METHOD.
Interim rept. no. 1,
UNION CARBIDE CORP SAN DIEGO CALIF CRYSTAL PRODUCTS DEPT
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The Czochralski technique has been developed or growth of single aluminum oxide in plate form for transparent armor application. A DESCRIPTION OF THE GROWTH PROCESS IS GIVEN ALONG WITH THE DEVELOPMENT WORK CARRIED OUT PRIOR TO ISSUANCE OF THE CONTRACT. Scale-up has been carried out to produce a single crystal plate with dimensions in the as- grown state of 46 x 66 x 386 thick. The problems of furnace design and power control for the larger size growth unit is described along with a preliminary amount of the optical quality. Author-PL
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems