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Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Production Engineering, Mining and Metallurgy, Traffic Engineering, Precision Mechanics
Abstract The conditions required to grow high quality lithium tetraborate single crystals are described, along with the defects likely to be encountered during growth of the crystals. The relationship of the latter to the growth mechanism is discussed and a mechanism proposed which provides an explanation of the observed nature of the defects and of the manner in which the crystals grow and reject impurities.
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