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Use of frit-disc crucibles for routine and exploratory solution growth of single crystalline samples

TitleUse of frit-disc crucibles for routine and exploratory solution growth of single crystalline samples
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsCanfield, PC, Kong, T, Kaluarachchi, US, Jo, NH
JournalPhilosophical Magazine
Volume96
Pagination84-92
Date Published01
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number1478-6435
Accession NumberWOS:000368724800007
Keywordscrystals, phase diagrams, quasi-crystals, sm, solution growth
Abstract

res. In this paper, we present a simple design for frit-disc alumina crucible sets that has made their use in the growth single crystals from high temperature solutions both simple and affordable. An alumina frit-disc allows for the clean separation of the residual liquid from the solid phase. This allows for the reuse of the decanted liquid, either for further growth of the same phase, or for subsequent growth of other, related phases. In this paper, we provide examples of the growth of isotopically substituted TbCd6 and icosahedral i-RCd quasicrystals, as well as the separation of (i) the closely related Bi2Rh3S2 and Bi2Rh3.5S2 phases and (ii) PrZn11 and Pr2Zn17.

DOI10.1080/14786435.2015.1122248
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