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Title: High pO2 Floating Zone Crystal Growth of the Perovskite Nickelate PrNiO3

Abstract

Single crystals of PrNiO3 were grown under an oxygen pressure of 295 bar using a unique high-pressure optical-image floating zone furnace. The crystals, with volume in excess of 1 mm3, were characterized structurally using single crystal and powder X-ray diffraction. Resistivity, specific heat, and magnetic susceptibility were measured, all of which evidenced an abrupt, first order metal-insulator transition (MIT) at ~130 K, in agreement with previous literature reports on polycrystalline specimens. Temperature-dependent single crystal diffraction was performed to investigate changes through the MIT. Our study demonstrates the opportunity space for high fugacity, reactive environments for single crystal growth specifically of perovskite nickelates but more generally to correlated electron oxides.

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Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22). Materials Sciences & Engineering Division; USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22). Scientific User Facilities Division
OSTI Identifier:
1529649
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1530072
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725; AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Crystals
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Crystals Journal Volume: 9 Journal Issue: 7; Journal ID: ISSN 2073-4352
Publisher:
MDPI AG
Country of Publication:
Germany
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; high pressure crystal growth; floating zone method; perovskite; nickelate; metal-insulator transition

Citation Formats

Zheng, Hong, Zhang, Junjie, Wang, Bixia, Phelan, Daniel, Krogstad, Matthew J., Ren, Yang, Phelan, W. Adam, Chmaissem, Omar, Poudel, Bisham, and Mitchell, J. F. High pO2 Floating Zone Crystal Growth of the Perovskite Nickelate PrNiO3. Germany: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.3390/cryst9070324.
Zheng, Hong, Zhang, Junjie, Wang, Bixia, Phelan, Daniel, Krogstad, Matthew J., Ren, Yang, Phelan, W. Adam, Chmaissem, Omar, Poudel, Bisham, & Mitchell, J. F. High pO2 Floating Zone Crystal Growth of the Perovskite Nickelate PrNiO3. Germany. doi:10.3390/cryst9070324.
Zheng, Hong, Zhang, Junjie, Wang, Bixia, Phelan, Daniel, Krogstad, Matthew J., Ren, Yang, Phelan, W. Adam, Chmaissem, Omar, Poudel, Bisham, and Mitchell, J. F. Wed . "High pO2 Floating Zone Crystal Growth of the Perovskite Nickelate PrNiO3". Germany. doi:10.3390/cryst9070324.
@article{osti_1529649,
title = {High pO2 Floating Zone Crystal Growth of the Perovskite Nickelate PrNiO3},
author = {Zheng, Hong and Zhang, Junjie and Wang, Bixia and Phelan, Daniel and Krogstad, Matthew J. and Ren, Yang and Phelan, W. Adam and Chmaissem, Omar and Poudel, Bisham and Mitchell, J. F.},
abstractNote = {Single crystals of PrNiO3 were grown under an oxygen pressure of 295 bar using a unique high-pressure optical-image floating zone furnace. The crystals, with volume in excess of 1 mm3, were characterized structurally using single crystal and powder X-ray diffraction. Resistivity, specific heat, and magnetic susceptibility were measured, all of which evidenced an abrupt, first order metal-insulator transition (MIT) at ~130 K, in agreement with previous literature reports on polycrystalline specimens. Temperature-dependent single crystal diffraction was performed to investigate changes through the MIT. Our study demonstrates the opportunity space for high fugacity, reactive environments for single crystal growth specifically of perovskite nickelates but more generally to correlated electron oxides.},
doi = {10.3390/cryst9070324},
journal = {Crystals},
number = 7,
volume = 9,
place = {Germany},
year = {2019},
month = {6}
}

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