Date of Award

Spring 5-1960

Degree Type

Bachelors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering


Metallurgical Engineering

First Advisor

Doctor Vernon Griffiths

Second Advisor

Mr. Ralph I. Smith

Third Advisor

Mr. Earl Denny


When studying some anisotropic property of a specific metal, such as the critical shear stress of aluminum, it is desirable that the test specimen be a single crystal with the crystal axes preferentially oriented. Therefore, it is necessary to obtain a single crystal by one of the methods mentioned and by use of x-rays to determine the orientation. Once the single crystal is obtained and the orientation known, it is possible to grow a preferentially oriented aluminum single crystal by a method generally known as "seeding". The purpose of this thesis problem was to grow a crystal by utilizing the modified Bridgman method.

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