Czochralski crystal growth and spectroscopic properties of PrAlO3 perovskite

Pawlak, D. A. and Lukasiewicz, T. and Carpenter, M. A. and Malinowsk, M. and Diduszko, R. and Kisielewski, J. (2005) Czochralski crystal growth and spectroscopic properties of PrAlO3 perovskite. Journal of Crystal Growth, 282 (1-2). pp. 260-269. DOI 10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2005.04.106

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Abstract

Praseodymium-aluminum (PrAlO3) perovskite crystals have been grown by the Czochralski method for the first time, to our knowledge. An almost periodic microtwin structure has been observed in the as-grown crystals, and a three-dimensional texturing of the polished surfaces has been observed. Optical absorption and emission spectra have been investigated at room temperature for crystals containing only Pr3+ ions as well as for crystals containing a mixture of Pr3+/Pr4+ ions. The observed broad emission band for the as-grown crystals could lead to a future potential application as a tunable laser for the whole visible range.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 2005 AREP 2005 P IA49
Subjects: 03 - Mineral Sciences
Divisions: 03 - Mineral Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Crystal Growth
Volume: 282
Page Range: pp. 260-269
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2005.04.106
Depositing User: Sarah Humbert
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2010 17:04
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2013 09:59
URI: http://eprints.esc.cam.ac.uk/id/eprint/1770

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