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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Single crystal growth in materials research - NFPL213
Title: Příprava monokrystalů pro materiálový výzkum
Guaranteed by: Department of Condensed Matter Physics (32-KFKL)
Faculty: Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Actual: from 2018
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 4
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:1/2 C+Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Guarantor: RNDr. Jiří Pospíšil, Ph.D.
RNDr. Klára Uhlířová, Ph.D.
Annotation -
Last update: Mgr. Kateřina Mikšová (11.05.2018)
Absolvents of the course will gain knowledge about crystallography, phase transitions, theory of crystallization, methods of single crystal growth and their further analysis, processing and applications.
Literature - Czech
Last update: Mgr. Hana Kudrnová (24.01.2018)

1. Struktura a vlastnosti krystalů, Ivo Kraus. Academia 1993

2. Základní procesy růstu monokrystalů pro optoelektroniku, Jan Novotný, Academia 2003

3. Springer Handbook of Crystal Growth, Govindhan Dhanaraj, Kullaiah Byrappa, Vishwanath Prasad, Michael Dudley, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Syllabus -
Last update: Mgr. Kateřina Mikšová (11.05.2018)

1. Theoretical part

a) Introduction to crystallography - symmetry, point groups, anisotropy, lattice

b) Phase transitions and diagrams - pákové pravidlo, definition of phase transitions, type of phase diagrams, congruent and incongruent phases, peritectic reaction

c) Theory of crystallization - nucleation

d) Methods of single crystals growth - Czochralski method, Bridgman method, floating zone method-optical furnaces, growth from solutions

e) Single crystals processing- orientation, cleaning, annealing, cutting, polishing

2. Practical part - single crystal preparation

a) Floating zone (laser furnace) metallic and non-metallic materials (oxides)

b) FLUX method

c) Czochralski method

Discussion of advantages and disadvantages of various experimental methods of single crystal growth.

3. Excursion to companies deal with single crystal growth and processing (Crytur spol. s.r.o., On-Semiconductor…).

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