Selected Publications

Growth, characterization, and magnetic properties of a Li(Mn,Ni)PO4 single crystal

LiMn0.95Ni0.05PO4 single crystals have been grown for the first time by the travelling-solvent floating-zone method at low argon pressure. The grown sample exhibits large single crystalline grains as revealed by means of polarization microscopy, X-ray Laue back scattering, and single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The composition of the crystal was determined by Energy-dispersive X-ray (EDX) spectroscopy. LiMn0.95Ni0.05PO4 orders in an orthorhombic olivine-like structure as expected and phase purity was confirmed by powder X-ray diffraction. An oriented cuboid with size of 2.4×2.5×2.7 mm3 along a, b, and c crystalline directions, respectively, was used for anisotropic magnetic measurements.

Journal of Crystal Growth 386, 16-21 (2014)

doi: 10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2013.08.032