- Cocks, F.H. and Stormont, R.W., The high pressure crystal growth of sodium beta-alumina,
J. Electrochem. Soc. (USA), vol. 121 no. 4
pp. 596 - 8 .
(last updated on 2007/04/10)
The authors have made use of a recently developed crystal growth method called edge-defined, film-fed growth (EFG), which enables a variety of crystals to be grown having any constant cross-sectional shape. To counter the problem of sodium vaporization, a high pressure (300 psi), inert gas, EFG crystal growth chamber has been constructed, and to contain the reactive melt, both the crucible and the crystal-shaping dies were fabricated from iridium
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