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Author Silambarasan, A. ♦ Rajesh, P. ♦ Ramasamy, P.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY ♦ CRACKS ♦ CRYSTAL GROWTH ♦ CRYSTALLIZATION ♦ HYDRATES ♦ INCLUSIONS ♦ LITHIUM SULFATES ♦ MONOCRYSTALS ♦ NONLINEAR PROBLEMS ♦ PIEZOELECTRICITY ♦ SOLUBILITY
Abstract The paper summarizes the processes of growing large lithium sulfate monohydrate (LSMH) single crystals. We have established a procedure to grow high quality bulk size single crystals of inverted solubility LSMH by a newly developed unidirectional crystallization technique called the Sankeranarayenan - Ramasamy (SR) method. The convective flow of crystal growth processes from solution and the conditions of growing crystals of various aspects were discussed. Good quality LSMH single crystal is grown of the size 20 mmX80 mm without cracks, localized-defects and inclusions. The as-grown crystals are suitable for piezoelectric and nonlinear optical applications.
ISSN 0094243X
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2015-06-24
Publisher Place United States
Volume Number 1665
Issue Number 1


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