Single crystal growth of type I Na–Si clathrate by using Na–Sn flux

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Abstract

Single crystals of type I Na–Si clathrate, Na8Si46, were synthesized by heating Na, Na4Si4, and Na15Sn4 at 723 K under an Ar gas pressure of 104 Pa for 12 h. The single crystals having {110} habit planes grew up to 1.5 mm in size due to Na evaporation from a Na–Si–Sn melt with a starting compositional molar ratio of Na/Si/Sn=5.75:2:1.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)164-167
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Volume450
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Sep 15

Keywords

  • A2. Growth from solutions
  • A2. Single crystal growth
  • A2. Tin flux growth
  • B1. Clathrate compound
  • B1. Inorganic compounds
  • B1. Silicon compounds

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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