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Single Crystal Growth of Lanthanum(III) Molybdate(VI) (La4Mo7O27) Using H3BO3 Flux

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Single crystals of La4Mo7O27 have been successfully grown by the flux growth method H3BO3 as the flux in a plantium crucible using the starting materials of La2O3, H3BO3 and MoO3 in a molar ratio of 0.16:0.16:0.68, in which H3BO3 acted as a flux. Transparent colorless crystals were obtained with size of 0.8 × 0.3 × 0.2 mm3 under the optimized crystal growth conditions: growth temperature of 727°C, growth time of 95 h and cooling rate of 0.5°C/hr. A well-developed morphology of the crystals was observed and analyzed. The preparation process of starting materials on crystal growth was investigated. The grown crystals were characterized by powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD), EDAX, SEM, UV-Vis, photoluminescence studies, thermal analysis, dielectric studies and second harmonic generation (SHG). The results are presented and discussed.

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M. Rajalakshmi, R. Indirajith and R. Gopalakrishnan, "Single Crystal Growth of Lanthanum(III) Molybdate(VI) (La4Mo7O27) Using H3BO3 Flux," Journal of Crystallization Process and Technology, Vol. 4 No. 1, 2014, pp. 39-45. doi: 10.4236/jcpt.2014.41006.

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