|Stainless steel Czochralski-grown monocrystal.|
An example of the fact that you can grow single crystals of alloys as well as pure elements. This is a single crystal of stainless steel (iron-chrome alloy) grown by the Czochralski process. The rod suspending it as well as the seed crystal are visible on the bottom.
Source: Ethan Currens
Contributor: Ethan Currens
Acquired: 29 October, 2009
Text Updated: 29 October, 2009