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Welcome to Lachlan Cranswick's Personal Homepage in Melbourne, Australia

2nd New York, USA trip October, 2003

The Art and Science of Crystal Growth display organised by Lynn Boatner at Knoxville, Tennessee Airport - 16th October 2003

Lachlan's Homepage is at http://lachlan.bluehaze.com.au/

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PDF images of the September 28th 1987, C and EN article on "Hydrothemal Synthesis of Crystals" by Robert A. Laudise (PDF images passed on by Bill Pollack)


The Art and Science of Crystal Growth Cubic Zirconia Y-Stabilized Crystal (Skull Melting Technique) Cubic Zirconia Y-Stabilized Crystal (Polished Sample) A crystal of Neodymium-doped Gadolinium Gallium Garnet A crystal of Neodymium-doped Gadolinium Gallium Garnet
The Art and Science of Crystal Growth Crystal Cubic Zirconia Y-Stabilized Crystal (Skull Melting Technique) Cubic Zirconia Y-Stabilized Crystal (Polished Sample) A crystal of Neodymium-doped Gadolinium Gallium Garnet A crystal of Neodymium-doped Gadolinium Gallium Garnet
Crystals of Yttrium Iron Garnet (Flux Growth) Crystals of Yttrium Iron Garnet (Flux Growth) Copper Single Crystal (Czochralski Technique) Copper Single Crystal (Czochralski Technique) Lanthanum Aluminate crystal
Crystals of Yttrium Iron Garnet (Flux Growth) Crystals of Yttrium Iron Garnet (Flux Growth) Copper Single Crystal (Czochralski Technique) Copper Single Crystal (Czochralski Technique) Lanthanum Aluminate crystal
Lanthanum Aluminate crystal Copper Single Crystal (Bridgeman Technique) Copper Single Crystal (Bridgeman Technique) Stainless Steel single crystal Stainless Steel single crystal
Lanthanum Aluminate crystal Copper Single Crystal (Bridgeman Technique) Copper Single Crystal (Bridgeman Technique) Stainless Steel single crystal Stainless Steel single crystal
Niobium-Vanadium Alloy single crystal rod and Niobium single crystal rod (Electron-beam-float zoning) Sapphire Single Crystal (Czochralski Technique) Sapphire Single Crystal (Flame Fusion Technique) Al2O3 Corundum Pure Sapphire Single Crystal (Czochralski Grown) Lead Indium Phosphate Glass
Niobium-Vanadium Alloy single crystal rod and Niobium single crystal rod (Electron-beam-float zoning) Sapphire Single Crystal (Czochralski Technique) Sapphire Single Crystal (Flame Fusion Technique) Al2O3 Corundum Pure Sapphire Single Crystal (Czochralski Grown) Lead Indium Phosphate Glass
Lead-Iron Phosphate Glass Phosphate Laser Glass Nd-Doped (LG770) Phosphate Laser Glass Nd-Doped (LG770) Silicon Single Crystal Boule (Czochralski Technique) Created Gems
Lead-Iron Phosphate Glass Phosphate Laser Glass Nd-Doped (LG770) Phosphate Laser Glass Nd-Doped (LG770) Silicon Single Crystal Boule (Czochralski Technique) Created Gems
Key to Created Gems Al2O3 (107 gm) Orange Sapphire Flux Grown Al2O3 (107 gm) Orange Sapphire Flux Grown Information on LSO (Lutetium oxyorthosilicate) LSO (Lutetium oxyorthosilicate) crystal
Key to Created Gems Al2O3 (107 gm) Orange Sapphire Flux Grown Al2O3 (107 gm) Orange Sapphire Flux Grown Information on LSO (Lutetium oxyorthosilicate) LSO (Lutetium oxyorthosilicate) crystal
Be3Al2Si6O18: Cr (123 gm) Crystal (Flux Grown) Blurred image of Be3Al2Si6O18: Cr (Crystal Flux Grown) Be3Al2Si6O18: Cr Crystal (Flux Grown) Be3Al2Si6O18: Cr Crystal (Flux Grown) Be3Al2Si6O18: Cr (Emerald) (Fluz Growth - 1 year)
Be3Al2Si6O18: Cr (123 gm) Crystal (Flux Grown) Blurred image of Be3Al2Si6O18: Cr (123 gm) Crystal (Flux Grown) Be3Al2Si6O18: Cr Crystal (Flux Grown) Be3Al2Si6O18: Cr Crystal (Flux Grown) Be3Al2Si6O18: Cr (Emerald) (Fluz Growth - 1 year)
Be3Al2Si6O18: Cr (Emerald) (Fluz Growth - 1 year) Display organised by Lynn Boatner, Solid State Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Sapphire Single Crystal (Czochralski Technique) Quartz Single Crystal (hydrothermally grown) Quartz Single Crystal (hydrothermally grown)
Be3Al2Si6O18: Cr (Emerald) (Fluz Growth - 1 year) Display organised by Lynn Boatner, Solid State Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Sapphire Single Crystal (Czochralski Technique) Quartz Single Crystal (hydrothermally grown) Quartz Single Crystal (hydrothermally grown)
Quartz Single Crystal (hydrothermally grown) Gadolinium Gallium Garnet Gadolinium Gallium Garnet Information on Quartz Single Crystal (hydrothermally grown) Potassium Titanyl Arsenate (High Temperature Flux Grown)
Quartz Single Crystal (hydrothermally grown) Gadolinium Gallium Garnet Gadolinium Gallium Garnet Information on Quartz Single Crystal (hydrothermally grown) Potassium Titanyl Arsenate (High Temperature Flux Grown)
Potassium Titanyl Arsenate (High Temperature Flux Grown) Nickel Sulphate Hexahydrate (aqueous solution grown) Nickel Sulphate Hexahydrate (aqueous solution grown) Potassium Chloride (Czochralski Technique) Potassium Chloride (Czochralski Technique)
Potassium Titanyl Arsenate (High Temperature Flux Grown) Nickel Sulphate Hexahydrate (aqueous solution grown) Nickel Sulphate Hexahydrate (aqueous solution grown) Potassium Chloride (Czochralski Technique) Potassium Chloride (Czochralski Technique)
Gallium-Indium Arsenide (Czochralski Growth) Gallium-Indium Arsenide (Czochralski Growth) Indium-Phosphide-InP (Czochralski Growth) Indium-Phosphide-InP (Czochralski Growth) Silicon (Czochralski Growth)
Gallium-Indium Arsenide (Czochralski Growth) Gallium-Indium Arsenide (Czochralski Growth) Indium-Phosphide-InP (Czochralski Growth) Indium-Phosphide-InP (Czochralski Growth) Silicon (Czochralski Growth)
Potassium Chloride (Czochralski Technique) Potassium Chloride (Czochralski Technique) Crystal Growth gone wrong Crystal Growth gone wrong
Potassium Chloride (Czochralski Technique) Potassium Chloride (Czochralski Technique) Crystal Growth gone wrong Crystal Growth gone wrong
Germanium (Czochralski Technique) Germanium (Czochralski Technique) Germanium (Czochralski Technique) Magnesium Oxide (submerged arc fusion method) Magnesium Oxide (submerged arc fusion method)
Germanium (Czochralski Technique) Germanium (Czochralski Technique) Germanium (Czochralski Technique) Magnesium Oxide (submerged arc fusion method) Magnesium Oxide (submerged arc fusion method)
Magnesium Oxide (submerged arc fusion method) Calcium Fluoride (Bridgeman Technique) Ruby Boule Top (Czochralski Technique) Lithium Niobate
Magnesium Oxide (submerged arc fusion method) Calcium Fluoride (Bridgeman Technique) Ruby Boule Top (Czochralski Technique) Lithium Niobate
Lithium Niobate YAG Single Crystal Nd Doped (Czochralski Technique) YAG Single Crystal Nd Doped (Czochralski Technique) Indium-Phosphide Arsenide  (Czochralski Growth) Indium-Phosphide Arsenide  (Czochralski Growth)
Lithium Niobate YAG Single Crystal Nd Doped (Czochralski Technique) YAG Single Crystal Nd Doped (Czochralski Technique) Indium-Phosphide Arsenide (Czochralski Growth) Indium-Phosphide Arsenide (Czochralski Growth)
Calcium Tungstate, Nd Doped (Czochralski Technique) Calcium Tungstate, Nd Doped (Czochralski Technique) Zinc Oxide Single Crystal Needles (Vapor transport technique) Zinc Oxide Single Crystal Needles (Vapor transport technique)
Calcium Tungstate, Nd Doped (Czochralski Technique) Calcium Tungstate, Nd Doped (Czochralski Technique) Zinc Oxide Single Crystal Needles (Vapor transport technique) Zinc Oxide Single Crystal Needles (Vapor transport technique)


[Summary of observed LDEO, New York State Wild Flowers : North East American Wildflowers]
[USA 2001 LDEO, Columbia University, Palisades, New York, Flora and Fauna pages]
[USA 2002 trip index] | [USA 2003 trip index]


Poetry Links and stuff

The Road Less Travelled
(Robert Frost 1874-1963)

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth.

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
For it was grassy, and wanted wear
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

Both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day;
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I --
I took the road less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.


Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
(Robert Frost 1874-1963)

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.


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