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|Title:||Top seeded solution growth of KTiOPO4 (KTP) single crystals and their characterization|
|Source:||Moorthy, S.G., Kumar, F.J., Balakumar, S., Subramanian, C., Ramasamy, P. (1999-06-15). Top seeded solution growth of KTiOPO4 (KTP) single crystals and their characterization. Materials Science and Engineering B: Solid-State Materials for Advanced Technology 60 (2) : 88-94. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0921-5107(99)00031-8|
|Abstract:||Single crystals of the nonlinear optical material KTiOPO4 have been grown from K6P4O13 flux with a small addition of MoO3 using the TSSG technique out of a three zone furnace. Clear and transparent crystals measuring up to 3×2×2 cm3 were obtained at cooling rates of 1-3 °C day-1 in 2-3 weeks time. Initial surface dissolution appears necessary to achieve flaw-free growth immediately off a seed. Seed orientation  exhibited a smaller capping region. Circular growth steps observed on the faces were studied using AFM. The lattice parameters were measured using X-ray powder diffraction analysis. Defects in the grown crystals were observed using SEM.|
|Source Title:||Materials Science and Engineering B: Solid-State Materials for Advanced Technology|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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