Facility enables to prepare single crystals as well as defined crystal conglomerates (bicrystals, tricrystals…) by floating zone melting technique. Optical heating is realized by 4 xenon lamps, each of max. 3 kW. The growth is performed in a space closed with quartz tube in an inert atmosphere or in vacuum. Principally, it is possible to reach temperatures up to 2600°C. Facility has been used for production of single crystals and bicrystals of nickel and alloys on basis of iron and other complex materials.
Furnace for crystal growth by floating zone melting technique with optical source (FZ-T-12000-X-VP-CR, Crystal Systems, Ltd.)