Optical floating zone growth of single crystal α-Fe2O 3 from a CaFe4O7-based solvent

Ann N. Chiaramonti, Jason D. Pless, Li Liu, Jared P. Smit, Courtney H. Lanier, Kenneth Poeppelmeier*, Peter Stair, Laurence Marks

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Large single crystals (Φ 5 x L 33 mm) of hematite (α-Fe 2O3) have been grown using a CaFe4O 7-based solvent and 8 bar of oxygen in a four-mirror optical floating zone furnace in the traveling solvent zone configuration. The crystals grow along the [001] direction, are of excellent quality, and contain no residual Ca contamination from the solvent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)749-753
Number of pages5
JournalCrystal Growth and Design
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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