Top-Seeded Solution Crystal Growth, Morphology, Optical and Thermal Properties of Ba3(ZnB5O10)PO4

Hongwei Yu, Jacqueline Cantwell, Hongping Wu, Weiguo Zhang, Kenneth R. Poeppelmeier, P. Shiv Halasyamani*

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Ba3(ZnB5O10)PO4 (BZBP) single crystals were grown successfully by a top-seeded solution growth method. High-resolution X-ray diffraction rocking curve measurements reveal a full width at half-maximum of 34.56″ of a BZBP single crystal grown from a [101]-oriented seed. The refractive indices from the UV to the near infrared region were measured, and revealed a birefringence of 0.04179-0.03059 in the wavelength range of 253.6-2325.4 nm. In addition the type-I and type-II phase-matching range for second and third harmonic generation were calculated based on the fitted Sellmeier equations. In order to further evaluate the potential application of Ba3(ZnB5O10)PO4, the thermal properties including specific heat, thermal diffusivity, and thermal conductivity were also measured along different crystallographic axes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3976-3982
Number of pages7
JournalCrystal Growth and Design
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 6 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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