KY(WO4)2 single crystals are studied for their civilian applications as laser host materials. In order to determinate the best growth conditions and their reproducibility, the investigation of the K2O-Y2O3-WO3 ternary system was undertaken. It was shown that the compound is not stoichiometric: its stability domain and crystallization field were defined through the study of three isoplethic sections. The preparation of single crystals was performed by a flux method. Their composition depends on the flux one; therefore, these differences do not alter the structure and the spectroscopic properties.
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Goutaudier, C., Gallucci, E., Boulon, G. et al. Growth of well-characterized KY(WO4)2 single crystals using a bridgman-type technique and based on the K2O-Y2O3-WO3 ternary system knowledge. JPE 22, 208 (2001). https://doi.org/10.1361/105497101770338662
- Ternary System
- Tungsten Trioxide
- Crystallization Field
- Constitutional Supercooling
- Nucleation Frequency