Single-crystal growth of the ternary BaFe2As2 phase using the vertical bridgman technique

Rei Morinaga, Kittiwit Matan, Hiroyuki S. Suzuki, Taku J. Sato

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Ternary Ba-Fe-As system has been studied to determine a primary solidification field of the BaFe2As2 phase. We found that the BaFe2As2 phase most likely melts congruently and primarily solidifies either in the FeAs excess or BaxAs 100-x excess liquid. Knowing the primary solidification field, we have performed the vertical Bridgman growth using the starting liquid composition of Ba15Fe42.5As42.5. Large single crystals of the typical size 10 × 4 × 2 mm3 were obtained and their quality was confirmed by X-ray Laue and neutron diffraction.

Original languageEnglish
Article number013004
JournalJapanese journal of applied physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jan 20
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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