Growth of Metallic Crystals by Floating Zone Technique with Optical Heating
Well-characterised samples such as single crystals, bi-, tri- or multicrystals are needed for basic studies of properties of solids. Growth of such metallic structures by means of the floatingzone melting technique is demonstrated for iron base alloys, FeAl intermetallics and NiTi shape memory alloy.
P. Lejček and J. Kopeček, "Growth of Metallic Crystals by Floating Zone Technique with Optical Heating", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 567-568, pp. 277-280, 2008