April 06th, 2021
Saint-Gobain produces the world’s largest single crystal Sapphire tube (2.5” outer diameter x 30” Long). For use in tube anneal furnaces for likes of metallurgy and high-temperature annealing. Sapphire can withstand temperatures, pressures and vacuum far greater than any other ceramic material while still allowing for visual observation of processes and experiments. The single crystal as-grown surfaces are transparent, nonporous and chemically inert making it ideal for use in high purity and particulate-free environments.
The previous record was 3” outer diameter x 14” Long also produced by Saint-Gobain Crystals.