Accession Number : ADD013590

Title :   Single Crystal Thin Films.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 28 May 86, patented 17 Nov 87,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Aklufi, Monti E

Report Date : 17 Nov 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : A system and techniques are disclosed for forming single crystal films with the use of energy sources that can create shaped hot zones. The energy may be from any source provided that it can be shaped, directed and can heat the film to become molten and recrystallized by the liquid phase epitaxy. The hot zone created by the heat source is shaped such that the angle defined by the scanned hot zone's trailing liquid edge is smaller than the angle defined by the intersection of the crystal's slowest growth planes.

Descriptors :   *SINGLE CRYSTALS, *THIN FILMS, *PATENTS, CRYSTALS, ENERGY, EPITAXIAL GROWTH, HEAT, HIGH TEMPERATURE, LIQUID PHASES, SHAPE, SOURCES

Subject Categories : Solid State Physics
      Crystallography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE