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Title: Growth of high quality bulk size single crystals of inverted solubility lithium sulphate monohydrate

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.
Authors:
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  1. Center for Crystal Growth, SSN College of Engineering, Kalavakkam-603110 (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22490481
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1665; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 59. DAE solid state physics symposium 2014, Tamilnadu (India), 16-20 Dec 2014; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; CRACKS; CRYSTAL GROWTH; CRYSTALLIZATION; HYDRATES; INCLUSIONS; LITHIUM SULFATES; MONOCRYSTALS; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; PIEZOELECTRICITY; SOLUBILITY