ZnAl2O4 crystals were grown using few starting compositions with various ZnO:AlO3/2 ratio using an Ir wire seed and Ir + Re crucible under ordinary pressure with Ar + 2%O2 atmosphere by the radiofrequency heating µ-PD furnace. The ZnAl2O4 spinel single crystal with 4 mm diameter could be successfully grown by the µ-PD method by optimization of starting melt composition considering with Zinc oxide evaporation. During 10 min of growth under normal pressure the formation of ZnAl2O4 single phase observed even at high vapor pressure of ZnO. The transmittance spectra and X-ray locking curve were measured for evaluating of grown ZnAl2O4 crystals quality.
- A1. Directional solidification
- A2. Growth from melt
- A2. Single crystal growth
- B1. Zinc compounds