CrN single-crystal growth using Cr-Ga-Na ternary melt

Masato Aoki, Hisanori Yamane, Masahiko Shimada, Takashi Kajiwara

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Regular octahedral CrN single crystals with a maximum size of 75 μm were obtained by heating Cr-Ga-Na ternary melt at 850°C and 3 MPa of N2 for 200 h. X-ray powder and single-crystal diffractometry revealed that the CrN single crystals had the cubic rock-salt structure with the lattice parameter a = 4.1467(8) Å. The CrN single crystals exhibited antiferromagnetism below the Néel temperature of 290 K.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-138
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Dec


  • A1. Crystal morphology
  • A1. X-ray diffraction
  • A2. Growth from solutions
  • A2. Single-crystal growth
  • B1. Nitrides
  • B2. Magnetic materials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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