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Sapphire (Al2O3) Crystal Substrates (5pack)

$54.18
(5 Pack)

Price per substrate = $10.83 ea

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MATERIAL INFORMATION
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XRD ANALYSIS
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MATERIAL INFORMATION

Single crystal sapphire Al2O3 is chemically stable, electrically insulating, hard, temperature resistant and has high transparency in the UV-Visible wavelength range. It is easy to make in large crystals and due to its very high hardness it is possible to polish them to an atomically flat surface. As such it is a common choice for the growth of many thin films as well as other uses in and around the lab as a cheap, reliable flat surface. 

Sapphire (α-Al2O3) as a hexagonal structure, belonging to the space group R3c, can be expressed both as a hexagonal (4 indices hkil) or as a rhombohedral unit cell (hkl). The Al atoms are octahedrally coordinated by six oxygen atoms. The oxygen ions nearly form a hexagonal close-packed structure with aluminium ions (Al3+) filling two-thirds of the octahedral interstices. Each Al3+ center is octahedral.

The figure below shows the common planes of Sapphire and those available from Crystal Substrates. C-Plane and A-plane are the most commonly used in the lab, but each have their use for stabilizing growth of specific orientations of thin film materials.

As Al2O3 is highly transparent (>85% in near UV-Visible-IR range 0.17 to 5.5 μm), it is commonly purchased double side polished so that you can perform transmission / absorption spectroscopy on thin films. But for any other use can be purchased single side polished.

There is too much information out there on sapphire substrates and their uses to summarise here fully but if you have any questions, feel free to get in contact at info@crystal-substrates.com.

Commonly grown materials on sapphire substrates: 
ZnO, β-Ga2O3, AlN, GaN, CuGaO2, TiO2, LiCoO2, Spinel battery materials

MATERIAL PROPERTIES

LINEAR FORMULA:
Al2O3
PURITY: >99.99%
CRYSTAL ORIENTATION:  (100), (110) & (111)
GROWTH METHOD: Czochralski
CRYSTAL STRUCTURE:
Hexagonal
LATTICE CONSTANT:
a=4.785, c=12.991
MELTING POINT  (°C): 2040 C
THERMAL EXPANSION COEFFICIENT (/K): 7.5 × 10-6 /°C
HARDNESS: 9
MOLAR MASS (G/MOL):
DENSITY (G/CM3): 3.98g/cm3
REFRACTIVE INDEX:
DIELECTRIC CONSTANTS:
~9.4 @ 300K AT A Axis ~ 11.58@300K at C axis
CHEMICAL STABILITY: 
SIZES: 5x5mm & 10x10 mm
TYPICAL THICKNESS: 0.5mm
SIZE TOLERANCES:  +/- 0.1mm
THICKNESS TOLERANCES:  +/- 0.015mm
ORIENTATION PRECISION: +/-0.5 degree
POLISHING OPTIONS: SINGLE SIDED (1SP) OR BOTH SIDES POLISHED (2SP)
ROUGHNESS RA: <0.5nm
ELECTRO-OPTIC COEFFIEIENT
SPECTRAL TRANSMISSION RANGE
NON LINEAR COEFFICIENT
THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY  46.06 @ 0 oC, 25.12 @ 100 oC, 12.56 @ 400 oC ( W/(m.K) ) 
WATER ABSORPTION  0%
FLEXURAL STRENGTH  380Mpa
MAX. WORKING TEMPERATURE 1200C

 

 

 

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DELIVERY

How long does it take for you to ship out after purchase? In-Stock Substrates are held in our US warehouse and we aim to have substrates shipped out within 24-48 hours.

Pre-Order Substrates are manufactured and delivered in 3-4 weeks. 

How much is shipping? All substrates are shipped free of charge within the USA. This shipping takes approx 4-5 days to arrive once shipped. 

Expedited delivery? Faster delivery options are available. Below are some indicative prices. To get the cost for your package and location, just add your address at check out and select the shipping option you want to check.

  • USA FedEx 2 day delivery: typically $25 USD
  • USA FedEx Overnight Delivery: typically $65USD. 
  • Canada FedEx International Priority: typically $25 USD.

    Europe and UK Delivery? Approx cost for delivery is 50 Euros. Shipping costs will be calculated at check-out based on your address or please complete the quote form and we will email you the price. VAT and customs charges are payable by the buyer. 

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