The growth of single crystals of many oxides is very difficult because of their high melting points, and in some cases, because of their extreme corrosiveness. Skull melting makes possible the preparation of many oxides because it is a crucibleless process, there is no theoretical limit as to the temperature that can be attained, and there is no intrinsic limitation on the oxygen pressure that may be used. A detailed description of how to set up a skull melting system and a detailed operating procedure are provided.
Volume 42 | Issue 6
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