The value of ACRT stirring has been confirmed in the case of Y3Al5O12 crystal growth, its main advantage being to suppress nucleation in the bulk solution and increase the yield of crystals. Restriction of nucleation to 1 to 5 crystals has been achieved, particularly by close control of temperature stability and by the provision of an “anchor” to prevent crystals from becoming detached due to the stirring action.
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Morris, A.W., Elwell, D. High temperature solution growth of yttrium aluminium garnet crystals using accelerated crucible rotation. J Mater Sci 14, 2139–2142 (1979). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00688418
- Crystal Growth
- Temperature Stability