Meller Optics, Inc. has announced they are offering a new service that provides a complete lattice orientation of single crystals and is suitable for a wide variety of materials, regardless of size and weight.
Meller Optics' X-Ray Goniometry Service measures the complete lattice orientation of single crystals with precision up to (1/100)° and provides a misalignment report of tilt and azimuth. Capable of also machine marking the orientation and applying a reference flat, this service can be performed with material samples ranging from 0.25" sq. up to 20kg ingots.
Ideal for sapphire, single-crystal quartz, silicon, MgF2, CaF2, BaF2, spinel and other materials, Meller Optics' X-Ray Goniometry Service is typically performed to validate orientation when thermal-expansion, -coefficient, and the index of refraction needs to be constant in all directions, and when birefringence must be min. or max., and polarization effects are critical.
Meller Optics' X-Ray Goniometry Service is priced from $195.00, depending upon customer requirements with a report offered within a week.
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.