A single crystal of Bi2ZnOB2O6 has been grown with sizes up to 18 x 13 x 6 mm(3) by the top-seeded growth method for the First time with high quality. It crystallizes in the orthorhombic system, space group Pba2 with unit-cell parameters a = 10.8200(7) angstrom, b = 11.00 14(7) angstrom, c = 4.8896(3) angstrom, Z = 4, V = 582.03(6) angstrom(3). Bi2ZnOB2O6 has a three-dimensional network consisting of ZnB2O76- layers alternating with six-coordinated Bi3+ cations along the c axis. Transmission spectrum of Bi2ZnOB2O6 crystal was reported. The refractive indices of the crystal were measured by the minimum deviation technique and fitted to the Sellmeier equations. The powder second-harmonic generation (SHG) properties measured by the Kurtz-Perry method indicate that Bi2ZnOB2O6 is phasematchable.
Chinese Acad Sci, Xinjiang Key Lab Elect Informat Mat & Devices, Xinjiang Tech Inst Phys & Chem, Urumqi 830011, Peoples R China;Chinese Acad Sci, Grad Univ, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China;Xi An Jiao Tong Univ, Elect Mat Res Lab, Key Lab, Minist Educ, Xian 710049, Peoples R China
Li Feng,Hou Xueling,Pan Shilie,et al. Growth, Structure, and Optical Properties of a Congruent Melting Oxyborate, Bi2ZnOB2O6[J]. CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS,2009,21(13):2846-2850.