5 PACK

Lithium Fluoride (LiF) Single Crystal Substrates (5pack)

£258.00
(5 Pack)

Price per substrate = £51.60 ea

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MATERIAL INFORMATION
MATERIAL PROPERTIES
XRD ANALYSIS
DELIVERY
FAQS
MATERIAL INFORMATION

  • Name: Lithium Fluoride, LiF
  • Lattice parameter:a=2.008 Å (2a = 4.016Å)
  • Crystal Structure: Cubic, Rocksalt
  • Commonly used as substrate for: Perpvskites (BaTiO3, PZT, MgO, UO2,
  • Surface Roughness: Ra 1 nm (measured 5x5 µm AFM scan)
  • Available Dimensions: 5x5 mm to 20x20 mm and customized
  • Single or double side polished
  • Cut to order 3 weeks
  • Excellent optical properties, high transmittance in the deep ultraviolet region (120nm - 400nm up to Infrared 6.0μm
  • LiF is toxic if swallowed, & an irritant to skin and eyes

Lithium Fluoride (LiF) belongs to the cubic system, and can be cleaved along (100) plane and less commonly (110) plane. LiF has some of the best optical properties, especially in the deep ultraviolet range. Lithium fluoride crystal transmissibility scope from ultraviolet 105nm to infrared 6.0μm. Therefore LiF are commonly used to produce UV - visible - IR field optical window, lenses, prisms and refraction components.

LiF and temperature:

Compared to the other single crystals available, LiF has a relatively low melting point: 855°C.  LiF softens at 600°C and becomes slightly plastic. It is therefore recommended to keep substrate temperature under 600C. LiF also sensitive to thermal shock and can be attacked by atmospheric moisture above 400°C. Under vacuum (e.g. before thin film deposition this should not be an issue however is worth noting in case of any other annealing processes that may be performed. Lastly, LiF suffers from thermal shock therefore LiF should not be exposed to sudden changes in temperature on heating/cooling (before/after deposition).

MATERIAL PROPERTIES

LINEAR FORMULA: LiF
PURITY: >99.99%
CRYSTAL ORIENTATION:  (100), (110) & (111)
GROWTH METHOD: Modified Bridgeman technique
CRYSTAL STRUCTURE: cubic
LATTICE CONSTANT: a = 0.4026
MELTING POINT  (°C): 870
THERMAL EXPANSION COEFFICIENT (/K): 37 (10-6K-1)
HARDNESS: 4
MOLAR MASS (G/MOL):
DENSITY (G/CM3): 2.64 g/cm3 
REFRACTIVE INDEX: 1.37327 @2.5 µm; 1.624 @0.121 µm
DIELECTRIC CONSTANTS: 9,0
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

XRD ANALYSIS

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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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