Crystal growth of Nd:RVO4 (where R=Y, Gd) under mild hydrothermal conditions

K. Byrappa, B. Nirmala, M. Yoshimura

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Single crystals of rare earth orthovanadates, doped with active elements, have been obtained for the first time by a hydrothermal method. In spite of the fact that these rare earth vanadates have high melting points (> 1800°C) and very low solubility, the authors have obtained these rare earth orthovanadates under mild hydrothermal conditions (T = 240°C, P = 100 bars). The solubility of these crystals has been studied in detail using different solvents. The influence of various growth parameters on the crystal morphology, growth rate and quality of the crystals has been studied in detail. The crystals have been subjected to X-ray powder diffraction and infrared spectroscopic studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)506-513
Number of pages8
JournalMaterials Science Forum
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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