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      Microhardness; rare earth garnets.

    • Abstract

       

      Microhardness measurements were undertaken on twelve rare earth garnet crystals. In yttrium aluminium garnet and gadolinium gallium garnet, there was no measurable difference in the hardness values of pure and nominally Nd-doped crystals. The hardness values were correlated with the lattice and elastic constants. An analysis of hardness data in terms of the interatomic binding indicated a high degree of covalency.

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      D B Sirdeshmukh1 L Sirdeshmukh1 K G Subhadra1 K Kishan Rao1 S Bal Laxman1

      1. Department of Physics, Kakatiya University, Warangal 506 009, India
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