Technique for Obtaining Large Complex Oxide Crystals for Experiments on Muon-to-Electron Conversion Registration in High Energy Physics

TitleTechnique for Obtaining Large Complex Oxide Crystals for Experiments on Muon-to-Electron Conversion Registration in High Energy Physics
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsGerasymov, Ya.
Short TitleSci. innov.
SectionResearch and Engineering Innovative Projects of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Technological approaches for qualitative large size scintillation crystals growing based on rare-earth silicates are proposed. A method of charging the iridium crucibles using the eutectic phase instead of the oxyorthosilicate was developed.

KeywordsCzochralski method, large size single crystal, luminescence, scintillator

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