Shaped Crystals

Growth by Micro-Pulling-Down Technique

  • Tsuguo Fukuda
  • Valery I. Chani

Part of the Advances in Materials Research book series (ADVSMATERIALS, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Introduction to Micro-Pulling-Down Method

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Tsuguo Fukuda
      Pages 27-45
    3. Tsuguo Fukuda
      Pages 47-67
    4. Valery I. Chani
      Pages 69-89
  3. Modification and Evolution of μ-PD Method

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Andrey Novoselov
      Pages 101-113
    3. Valery I. Chani, Kheirreddine Lebbou
      Pages 115-127
    4. Dorota A. Pawlak
      Pages 129-139
  4. Growth and Characterization of Oxide μ-PD Crystals I: Scintillation and Laser Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Akira Yoshikawa, Martin Nikl
      Pages 143-157
    3. Mohamed Alshourbagy, Alessandra Toncelli, Mauro Tonelli
      Pages 159-171
    4. Kherreddine Lebbou, Didier Perrodin
      Pages 173-186
    5. Akira Yoshikawa, Andrey Novoselov
      Pages 187-202
  5. Growth and Characterization of Oxide µ-PD Crystals II: Assorted Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Minoru Imaeda, Katsuhiro Imai
      Pages 219-228
    3. Tsuguo Fukuda, Hiroshi Machida
      Pages 229-237
    4. Hiroki Sato
      Pages 239-249
    5. Dae-Ho Yoon
      Pages 251-264
    6. Steffen Ganschow, Detlef Klimm
      Pages 265-274
  6. Growth and Characterization of Non-Oxide μ-PD Crystals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Mohamed Alshourbagy, Alessandra Toncelli, Mauro Tonelli
      Pages 277-286
    3. Ana Maria do Espirito Santo, Sonia Licia Baldochi
      Pages 287-299
    4. Akira Yoshikawa, Tomohiko Satonaga
      Pages 301-321
    5. Tomohiko Satonaga
      Pages 323-330
    6. Akira Yosikawa, Yuji Sutou
      Pages 331-333
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 335-341

About this book


This volume presents an overview of the growth of shaped crystals (oxides, fluorides, etc.) by the micro-pulling-down technique. Both melt and solution (flux) growth are considered. The advantages and disadvantages of the method are discussed in detail and compared with related crystal-growth processes. The authors attempt to give a practical introduction to this technique, thereby also explaining how its application can help to solve problems commonly encountered in other melt-growth methods. Currently the micro-pulling-down technique is applicable to the growth of crystals up to 1 m long with cross-section ranging from 0.05 to 10 mm. This book represents a valuable resource for researchers, industrial engineers, teachers, and students involved in materials science, crystal growth, physics, chemistry, optics and electronics.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Tsuguo Fukuda
    • 1
  • Valery I. Chani
    • 1
  1. 1.Tohoku UniversitySendaiJapan

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