Crystal growth and characterization of ytterbium garnet and holmium garnet using the Fz technique

H. Kimura, R. Tanahashi, K. Maiwa, R. Morinaga, T. J. Sato

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Abstract

Ytterbium garnet and holmium garnet single crystals are of interest from the viewpoint of magnetic frustrations in the low-temperature region. Reports on the magnetic frustrations of these single crystals are rare, since it is difficult to grow them. We grew these single crystals using the floating zone (Fz) technique and carried out characterization from the viewpoint of crystal growth conditions, including seed crystals, stoichiometry, post-annealing and growth interface shape. Crystal state proved to be dependent on these growth conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)522-525
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Volume311
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jan 15
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • A2: Floating zone technique
  • B1: Rare-earth compounds
  • B2: Magnetic materials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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