Crystal growth of inter-lanthanide LaLn′O3 (Ln′ = Y, Ho–Lu) perovskites from hydroxide fluxes
In this article, we report the growth of single crystals of the inter-lanthanide series LaLn′O3 (Ln′ = Y, Ho–Lu) using molten hydroxide fluxes. Inter-lanthanide oxides, LnLn′O3 (where Ln and Ln′ = lanthanides) typically crystallize in the A-, B- or C-Ln2O3 or in the ABO3 perovskite structure types, depending on the relative sizes of the lanthanide cations involved. The inter-lanthanide oxides, LaLn′O3 (Ln′ = Y, Ho–Lu), reported herein were determined to crystallize in the orthorhombic (Pnma) perovskite-type structure. A discussion on the effect of cation radii on the resultant crystal structure for LaLn′O3 (Ln′ = Y, Ho–Lu) and other reported inter-lanthanide oxides is presented herein.
Published in Solid State Sciences, Volume 11, Issue 3, 2009, pages 651-654.
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Bharathy, M., Fox, A. H., Mugavero (III), S. J., zur Loye, H.-C.,(2009). Crystal Growth of Inter-Lanthanide LaLn′O3 (Ln′ = Y, Ho-Lu) Perovskites from Hydroxide Fluxes, 11(3), 651-654