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Title: Floating zone growth of α-Na 0.90MnO 2 single crystals

Here, single crystal growth of α-Na xMnO 2 (x=0.90) is reported via the floating zone technique. The conditions required for stable growth and intergrowth-free crystals are described along with the results of trials under alternate growth atmospheres. Chemical and structural characterizations of the resulting α-Na 0.90MnO 2 crystals are performed using ICP-AES NMR, XANES, XPS, and neutron diffraction measurements. As a layered transition metal oxide with large ionic mobility and strong correlation effects, α-Na xMnO 2 is of interest to many communities, and the implications of large volume, high purity, single crystal growth are discussed.
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  1. Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA (United States); Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, CA (United States)
  2. Univ. of Cambridge, Cambridge (United Kingdom)
  3. National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (United States)
  4. Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, CA (United States)
  5. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-06CH11357; AC02-05CH11231; 7057154; DMR 1121053
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Crystal Growth
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 459; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0022-0248
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
U.S. Army Research Laboratory, U.S. Army Research Office (ARO); USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Vehicle Technologies Office (EE-3V); National Science Foundation (NSF); USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22), Scientific User Facilities Division
Country of Publication:
United States
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; A1 characterization; A2 floating zone technique; B1 manganites; A2 single crystal growth
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Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1396715