Optical floating zone growth of β-BaB2O4 from a LiBa2B5O10-based solvent

Shilie Pan, Jared P. Smit, Courtney H. Lanier, Michael R. Marvel, Laurence Marks, Kenneth Poeppelmeier*

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Low-temperature barium metaborate β-BaB2O4 has been grown using a LiBa2B5O10-based solvent in a four-mirror optical floating zone furnace with a traveling solvent zone configuration. The β-BaB2O4 rods grown are composed of several different crystal domains, ranging from 100 μm to 1 mm in diameter, and lithium, a component of the flux, was present only at the contaminant level. The technique demonstrates that thermal decomposition of the incongruently melting phase LiBa2B5O10 can be used to grow β-BaB2O4.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1561-1564
Number of pages4
JournalCrystal Growth and Design
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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