- Morrison, A.D. and Stormont, R.W. and Cocks, F.H., Edge-defined film-fed growth of β-alumina and Mg-substituted β-alumina,
J. Am. Ceram. Soc. (USA), vol. 58 no. 1
pp. 41 - 3 .
(last updated on 2007/04/10)
High Na vapor pressure, peritectic decomposition, and high reactivity of the melt complicate the growth of β-alumina crystals. These difficulties were overcome by using a high-pressure (300 psig) growth chamber, Na2O-rich melts, and Ir for all surfaces in contact with the melt. These procedures were combined with the edge-defined film-fed growth technique to produce single-crystal β-alumina tubes and ribbons
aluminium compounds;crystal growth from melt;