The charge for the cultivation of yttrium-aluminum garnet


(57) Abstract:

The charge for the cultivation of yttrium-aluminum garnet from the melt, including the oxides of yttrium, aluminum, ytterbium, and one of group IV elements (zirconium, hafnium, silicon), characterized in that it further comprises the oxides of rare earth elements from lanthanum to terbium) or their mixture in the following ratio, wt.%:

Yttrium oxide - 20,71 - 56,47

The ytterbium oxide is 0.5 - 30,0

Dioxide element of group IV - 0,02 - 0,2

The oxide of rare earth element or a mixture of 0.005 - 15

Alumina - Rest


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