Single-crystal growth of magnesium orthovanadate, Mg3(VO 4)2, by the optical floating zone technique

Jason D. Pless, Natasha Erdman, Donggeun Ko, Laurance D. Marks, Peter C. Stair, Kenneth R. Poeppelmeier

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Magnesium orthovanadate crystals (< Φ 5 mm x L 55 mm) with a well-defined crystallographic orientation have been grown successfully in a four-mirror optical floating zone furnace. The crystals grow in the [010] direction. The transparent orange-brown crystals develop a predominant facet along the [20-1] during the crystal growth and cleave along the [20-1] and [100] directions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)615-619
Number of pages5
JournalCrystal Growth and Design
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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