Nair, K Ravindran (1980) Using lead sulphate instead of lead oxide in flux growth of yttrium iron garnet(YIG) crystals. In: Materials Research Bulletin, 15 (11). pp. 1621-1626.
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Crystal growth of YIG from fluxes containing lead sulphate in place of lead oxide in the usual lead oxide-lead fluoride-boron oxide flux system has been tried. Lead sulphate decomposes during crystal growth giving lead oxide and sulphur trioxide. Due to the influence of sulphur trioxide in the system the yield of crystals almost doubles. There is no change either in the morphology of the crystals or their lattice parameter. It is possible that solubility of YIG is different in the new flux and the changed solubility causes the increase in yield of crystals.
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|Date Deposited:||07 Feb 2010 11:21|
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