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Volume 12, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0032-1400


Because of their high melting points and lack of chemical reactivity with oxide materials at high temperatures, several of the platinum metals are very useful as container materials for molten oxides. This article describes the use of platinum, rhodium and iridium in the vertical pulling of oxide crystals from the melt. Such crystals form the basis of many solid state lasers and other electronic devices.


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