Crystal Growth Research Materials

Many of the samples provided by us are used for some form of research into magnetic properties of materials, often using neutron diffraction techniques where crystal size and crystal quality can be the main requirements.

Other research areas for which our materials are regularly used include surface studies, heat capacity, superconductivity, mechanical properties, ultrasonic and heavy fermion physics. Our work normally involves materials that cannot be obtained commercially in a suitable form for a projected experiment.

This situation may arise because some property of the material (e.g. reactivity, vapour pressure, radioactivity) necessitates highly specialized equipment; alternatively, the preparation techniques may simply be not known, so require considerable background research which commercial concerns may be unwilling or unable to undertake.

Elements purified

Ce Dy Er Gd Ho In La Nb Nd
Pb Pr Sm Tb U V Y Yb Zr

Examples of single crystals grown

AgCeSb2

AlTi

Au-Ho

CeAl2

CeCu2 Si2

Ce1-xNdxNi

Y-Ho

Gd-Lu

CeNiSn

CePdSb

CeRu2Si0.8Ge0.2

Dy

Er

Er-Tm

Fe-Cr

FeRh

Fe-3%Si

Gd

Gd-Y

HoFe2

Ho

Ho-Tb

Lu0.09Tm0.01Fe2

MoSi2

Nd

Nd-Ce

Nd-Pr

Nd-Y

Ni

Ni3Al

Pr

Pr-Ce

Sc

Sc-Er

Sm(dhcp)

Sm(rhom)

Tb

Terfenol-D

Tm

TmFe2

UAu2

U14Au51

UPd3

U(Pd1-xPtx)3

UPt3

U1-xYxPd3

V3Si

Y

Y-Er

UCu5

Pb-In

TiO2 (Rutile)

Co-doped TiO2

YFeO3

GaFeO3

ErFeO3

Cr-doped TiO2

        

Examples of compounds and alloys prepared

Ag-Mg

Al-U

Al3Ce

Ce3Al

Ce-Dy

Ce-Er

Ce-Ho

CeIn2

CePb3

CePdSb

Ce-Tb

Ce-Y

Co-Cr

DyFe2

DyMn2

ErFe2

FeMn

Fe-V

GdCo5

GdMn2

La-Dy

La-Er

LaNi4Al

LaNi2.5Al2.5

LaNi4Co

LaNi2.5Co2.5

LaPdSb

LuFe3

Lu6Fe23

Lu2Fe17

Mg-Ag

Nb3Ga

Nb3Sn

Nb-Ti

Nd-Dy

Nd-Er

Nd-Tb

NiAl

NiFe

Ni3Fe

Pd3Y

TaV2

TbMn2

Dy0.73Tb0.27Fe2

ThPb3

ThSn3

UAl3

UCux

UGe3

UIn3

UMn2

UMnxFey

UNiSn

U3Ni3Sn4

UPb3

U(Pd1-xPtx)3

UPdSn

USn3

USnxIny

USn2Pb

Y(Co1-xAlx)2