Growing Doped Single Crystal Ceramic Materials.
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC
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An improved process for growing single crystals of ceramic material according to the gradient furnace technique is disclosed. The process combines the gradient furnace technique with principles of zone leveling and comprises seeding the melt of a ceramic material in a crucible, heating the crucible to above the melting point of the material and solidifying the material to form a single crystal by extracting heat from the bottom portion of the crucible. The application of zone leveling principles to this system comprises melting the ceramic material by creating a molten zone at the bottom portion of the crucible and passing the zone up the crucible to progressively melt successive portions of the ceramic material therein. Author
- Ceramics, Refractories and Glass