Modified Czochralski growth and characterization of RETiNbO6 crystals

X. Qi, H. G. Gallagher, T. P.J. Han, B. Henderson

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Abstract

Bulk crystals of RETiNbO6 (RE = Nd, Pr) with size φ 15 × 20 mm have been grown by a modified Czochralski method. The RETiNbO6 compounds melt incongruently and the crystals can only be grown from melts containing a small amount of extra TiO2. The structures of bulk crystals were confirmed by X-ray powder diffraction to be the same as mini-crystals grown by the laser heated pedestal growth (LHPG) method. The bulk crystals were characterized by measurement of their optical absorption and photoluminescence spectra.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-80
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Volume180
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Sep

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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