Date of Award
Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering
Doctor Vernon Griffiths
Mr. Ralph I. Smith
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.
Bjeletich, John George, "Growth of a Preferentially Oriented Aluminum Single Crystal" (1960). Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970. 515.