Examples of artificially grown crystals

ytterbium yttrium aluminium oxide 

This is a (Yb,Y)3Al5O12 solid solution crystal grown by the Czochralski technique. The blue color is caused by Yb2+. The [Yb]/[Y] ratio is 4:1.
[Contributed by Steffen Ganschow on 26 Nov 2013]          

Crystal details

Compound name ytterbium yttrium aluminium oxide
Formula (Yb0.8,Y0.2)3Al3O12
Dimensions 75 x 18 mm³
Mass 101 g
Colour transparent, blue
Keywords inorg; oxide; bulk

Growth conditions

Technique Czochralski
Temperature 2213 K
Pressure 1 bar
Growth rate
Doping procedure
Keywords melt


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