In-situ observations of flux growth of NaTaO3 crystals on tantalum substrate

Sayaka Suzuki, Katsuya Teshima, Shingo Maruyama, Yuji Matsumoto, Kazunari Domen, Shuji Oishi

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The growth of NaTaO3 crystals through the reaction between NaNO3 and a Ta substrate was directly observed using in-situ laser microscopy and in-situ X-ray diffraction. Voids and creases were first produced at ∼430 °C and then NaTaO3 crystals grew at ∼440 °C in a moment. Because the NaTaO3 crystals had formed during heating, the driving force for crystal growth was concluded to be the evaporation of NaNO3.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4058-4061
Number of pages4
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 2013 May 28
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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