NaCl Sodium Chloride Crystal Substrates,  MSE Supplies

NaCl Sodium Chloride Crystal Substrates

  • £5200

Sodium Chloride (NaCl) Crystal Substrates

NaCl single crystal substrates are commonly used as substrate materials for expitaxial thin film growth. NaCl is hygroscopic by nature and very sensitive to moisture. NaCl crystal substrates must be stored in desiccator container to avoid hydration.  

Main Parameters

Crystal structure

Face-centered cubic, FCC, lattice constant a=5.64 A

Growth method

crystallization process


2.165 g/cm3

Melting Point


Refractive index

1.5442 (at 589 nm)

Surface roughness

~10 nm due to hygroscopic nature


(100), (110), (111), +/- 3 degrees


10 x 10 x 0.5 mm, 10 x 10 x 2.0 mm, 20 x 20 x 2.0 mm or other sizes upon request

Polishing condition

Single side or double side polished


NaCl substrates are packed in class 1000 clean rooms with class 100 grade plastic bags