SOURCE: Meller Optics, Inc.

Meller Optics, Inc.

July 06, 2011 09:03 ET

X-Ray Goniometry Service Orients Single-Crystal Materials

PROVIDENCE, RI--(Marketwire - Jul 6, 2011) - Meller Optics, Inc. has introduced an X-ray diffraction analysis service that employs X-ray goniometry to identify and document differences in the orientation of single-crystal materials.

Meller Optics' X-Ray Goniometry Service measures a specific sample plane of a single-crystal material and provides a flat reference with accuracy on the order of 0.5-3 min. to assure more accurate outcomes of experiments. Suitable for samples from 0.25" sq. and up of materials such as sapphire, single-crystal quartz, silicon, MgF2, CaF2, BaF2, and spinel, the firm can also correct a plane and provide a reference flat, if desired.

Performing sample plane measurements per customer specification, Meller Optics' X-Ray Goniometry Service is typically necessary to validate orientation when the thermal expansion, thermal coefficient and the index of refraction have to be the same in all directions; when birefringence must be maximum or minimum; when polarization effects are critical; and when the user is looking for a cleavage plane or wants to avoid one.

Meller Optics' X-Ray Goniometry Service is priced from $150.00, depending upon customer requirements. Quotations are provided upon request.

About Meller Optics, Inc.

Founded in 1921, Meller Optics has been providing high quality optics to defense, medical, laser, and industrial markets for 90 years now. Specializing in the grinding and polishing of hard, durable materials such as sapphire and ruby, the company has also developed high-speed, low-cost finishing processes for a variety of optical materials such as laser glasses, fused silica, zinc selenide, germanium, silicon, fluorides, and ceramic materials. Configurations include windows, substrates, lenses, domes, and prisms. Meller Optics is ISO 9001:2008 certified and in addition to providing standard, off-the-shelf products, they custom fabricate components that meet exacting specifications from delicate, difficult to work with optical materials. They also supply quality Microlux Alumina polishing abrasives and Gugolz optical polishing pitch.

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