TSU is creating a new method for quality control of synthetic crystals
Scientists at the Laboratory for Radiophysical and Optical Methods of Environmental Research are working on a state task on the identification of internal defects in synthetic crystals required for laser devices for medical and defense purposes. They are developing a way to identify defects that cannot be detected by existing methods.
Some surface and internal defects can be formed in the production of synthetic crystals. The surface scratches, roughness, and chips can be eliminated by professionally treating the surface. Internal defects cannot be eliminated technologically, while, if the crystal is not transparent, they are difficult to detect.