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Beginner’s Guide to Flux Crystal Growth

Authors: Tachibana, Makoto

  • Provides detailed descriptions and advice on experimental procedures, assisting the reader in performing successful growth of single crystals
  • Helps the reader grasp the underlying principles of flux crystal growth
  • Contains more than 25 photographs of beautiful crystals of current interest in the fields of condensed matter physics, applied physics, and mineralogy
  • Includes an appendix that lists many examples of single crystals grown by the flux method
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About this book

This book introduces the principles and techniques of crystal growth by the flux method, which is arguably the most useful way to obtain millimeter- to centimeter-sized single crystals for physical research. As it is possible to find an appropriate solvent (“flux”) for nearly all inorganic materials, the flux method can be applied to the growth of many crystals ranging from transition metal oxides to intermetallic compounds. Both important principles and experimental procedures are described in a clear and accessible manner. Practical advice on various aspects of the experiment, which is not readily available in the literature, will assist the beginning graduate students in setting up the lab and conducting successful crystal growth. The mechanisms of crystal growth at an elementary level are also provided to better understand the techniques and to help in assessing the quality of the crystals. The book also contains many photographs of beautiful crystals with important physical properties of current interest, such as high-temperature superconductors, strongly correlated electronic systems, topological insulators, relaxor ferroelectrics, low-dimensional quantum magnets, non-linear optical materials, and multiferroics.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-22

    Tachibana, Makoto

  • Mechanisms of Crystal Growth from Fluxed Solutions

    Pages 23-41

    Tachibana, Dr. Makoto

  • Phase Diagrams for Flux Growth

    Pages 43-59

    Tachibana, Makoto

  • Choosing a Flux

    Pages 61-74

    Tachibana, Makoto

  • Equipment and Experimental Procedures

    Pages 75-100

    Tachibana, Makoto

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-4-431-56587-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-4-431-56586-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beginner’s Guide to Flux Crystal Growth
Authors
Series Title
NIMS Monographs
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
National Institute for Materials Science, Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-56587-1
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-56587-1
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-56586-4
Series ISSN
2197-8891
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 130
Number of Illustrations
22 b/w illustrations, 41 illustrations in colour
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