High-temperature fluxing salt of LiNbO3 single-crystal by potassium meta-phosphate solvent

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Author(s)

  • De-Long Zhang
  • Wen-Jie Du
  • Jian Gao
  • Ping-Rang Hua
  • Zhi-Wu Yu
  • Dao-Yin Yu

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)434-439
Journal / PublicationMaterials Chemistry and Physics
Volume143
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 16 Dec 2013

Abstract

We report that potassium meta-phosphate (KPO3) is an adequate solvent for high-temperature fluxing salt of LiNbO3 crystal. As the KPO3 is used as the solvent, the solubility of LiNbO3 is as high as 3 g g-1 at 1050 C. The dissolving is fast. Neither solute nor solvent evaporates from the melt during the dissolving procedure. A clear solution is obtained and verified valid for crystal composition analysis using chemical method of inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. To help for understanding the dissolving mechanism, the obtained fluxing melt product was further characterized using X-ray diffraction, nuclear magnetic resonance and Raman scattering spectroscopy. The results show that the melt is amorphous. The P ion in the melt is in the form of low condensation and the Nb ion is likely in the form of Lindqvist ion. Finally, the dissolving mechanism is discussed. © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Research Area(s)

  • Chemical synthesis, Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), Optical materials, Powder diffraction, Raman spectroscopy and scattering

Citation Format(s)

High-temperature fluxing salt of LiNbO3 single-crystal by potassium meta-phosphate solvent. / Zhang, De-Long; Du, Wen-Jie; Gao, Jian; Hua, Ping-Rang; Yu, Zhi-Wu; Yu, Dao-Yin; Yue-Bun Pun, Edwin.

In: Materials Chemistry and Physics, Vol. 143, No. 1, 16.12.2013, p. 434-439.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalNot applicablepeer-review