Growth, defects, and properties of GdCa4O(BO3)(3) and Nd : GdCa4O(BO3)(3) crystals

Citation
Jy. Wang et al., Growth, defects, and properties of GdCa4O(BO3)(3) and Nd : GdCa4O(BO3)(3) crystals, J MATER RES, 16(3), 2001, pp. 790-796
Citations number
15
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Apllied Physucs/Condensed Matter/Materiales Science","Material Science & Engineering
Journal title
JOURNAL OF MATERIALS RESEARCH
ISSN journal
0884-2914 → ACNP
Volume
16
Issue
3
Year of publication
2001
Pages
790 - 796
Database
ISI
SICI code
0884-2914(200103)16:3<790:GDAPOG>2.0.ZU;2-N
Abstract
Pure and neodymium-doped gadolinium calcium oxoborate crystals of high qual ity were grown by the Czochralski method. The orientation of crystal was pr ecisely determined, and the samples for measurements were prepared. Through synchrotron x-ray topography and high-resolution x-ray diffractometry, the twin structure was discovered. Some properties such as the figure of merit value, and dielectric, piezoelectric, and elastic constants were measured along with a discussion of the anisotropy of the laser properties.