Flux growth and crystal structure refinement of calcite type borate GaBO3

Shichao Wang, Ning Ye, Kenneth R. Poeppelmeier

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A single crystal of gallium borate, GaBO3, 4 × 4 × 0.2 mm3 in size has been grown by spontaneous crystallization with a molten flux based on a Bi2O3-3B2O3 solvent. From single crystal X-ray diffraction measurement, GaBO3 was found to crystallize in the trigonal calcite type, space group R-3c, with cell dimensions a = 4.56590(10) and c = 14.1764(4) Å, Z = 6. Layers of distorted [GaO6] octahedra are interleaved by layers of triangular planar [BO3] unites. The transmission spectrum on a single crystal indicated that the band gap of GaBO3 is 3.62 eV.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)252-260
Number of pages9
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 27 2015


  • Borates
  • Calcite type
  • Crystal growth
  • Flux
  • Gallium borate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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