Nucleation kinetics and growth aspects of glycine phosphite ferroelectric single crystals
2011 (English)In: Materials Chemistry and Physics, ISSN 0254-0584, Vol. 126, no 1-2, 381-385 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The nucleation parameters of glycine phosphite (GPI) ferroelectric single crystal were estimated in an aqueous solution using the classical homogeneous nucleation theory. The solubility, metastable zonewidth and induction period were determined experimentally by employing gravimetric, polythermal and isothermal method respectively. The interfacial energy was determined using the induction period values and the same was used for the further evaluation of the nucleation parameters. It was observed that the nucleation rate increases with an increase in supersaturation and hence nucleation is more probable at a higher value of supersaturation. Bulk size GPI single crystals were grown using the optimized nucleation parameters. The crystalline perfection and the defects of the as grown specimens were studied and the obtained results have been presented in this paper.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 126, no 1-2, 381-385 p.
Crystal growth, Defects, Ferroelectricity
Condensed Matter Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-31319DOI: 10.1016/j.matchemphys.2010.11.006ISI: 000287349600061ScopusID: 2-s2.0-78751616949OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-31319DiVA: diva2:405184
QC 201103212011-03-212011-03-142011-03-21Bibliographically approved