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      Chemical etching; etch pit shapes; etch pit orientation; chemical polishing; calcium fluoride; etching of CaF2

    • Abstract


      {110} surfaces of CaF2 crystals are etched with different concentrations of HCl. It is found that concentrated HCl produces characteristic rectangular pyramidal etch pits and 2 volume percent HCl produces boat shaped etch pits. Such variations in the etch pit shapes on {110} surfaces of CaF2 crystals with different concentrations of HCl have been explained. Concentrated H2SO4 is found to be a suitable chemical polisher for these surfaces, the polishing rate is about 0·1μ/min.

    • Author Affiliations


      G C Jain1 L C Jain1 2 T S Murty1 3

      1. Department of Applied Physics, Government Engineering College, Jabalpur - 482 011 M.P., India
      2. Department of Physics, Government Engineering College, Rewa - 486 002, India
      3. University of Sagar, Sagar, India
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