1987.0487.303 Texas Instruments Collection Object

Graphite Crucible
TI number: G00303

This graphite crucible with the quartz liner is the type used at TI in the early semiconductor activity. When the capability was developed to handle larger melts and grow larger crystals, about 1959-60, these crucibles were limited to use for grown junction transistor crystals.

This style crucible remained in use at TI until 1977 because of the continued production of silicon grown junction transistors. The liner and crucible were damaged because the melt was not completely used in growing the last crystal.
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