Furnace for crystal fabrication
The 1 kW and 2 kW laser furnace for single crystal fabrication is based on a design and developed in close cooperation with the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science under the leadership of Yoshio Kaneko. Both melting zones have 5 lasers each, which guarantees a high uniformity of power density in the melting zone range. The laser profile has been optimized to reduce thermal stress during the crystal growth process. In addition, the system includes an integrated temperature sensor for real-time temperature monitoring. Temperatures up to 3000 °C can be reached and thus also materials with a very high vapor pressure, a narrow temperature range of the melt, a high thermal conductivity coefficient and incongruent melts can be melted.
This 2 and 4 mirror infrared (IR) furnace provides an easy way to grow single crystals in your laboratory. It uses the floating zone method to produce crystals up to 10 cm length. Precursor is a polycrystalline rod. The furnace combines a compact design with high efficiency and ease-of-use. It is suitable for a wide range of materials including ceramics and metal oxides