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Crystals 2014, 4(3), 190-208; doi:10.3390/cryst4030190

Potential Advantage of Multiple Alkali Metal Doped KNbO3 Single Crystals

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National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba 305-0047, Japan
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Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050, China
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Institute for Superconducting & Electronic Material, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW 2519, Australia
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Received: 1 April 2014 / Revised: 10 June 2014 / Accepted: 16 June 2014 / Published: 26 June 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Piezoelectric Crystals)
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Abstract

Potassium niobate crystal KNbO3 (KN) is a well-known crystal for lead free piezoelectric or nonlinear optical applications. The KN crystal has been studied in both single crystal form and in thin film form which has resulted in many review articles being published. In order to exceed the KN crystal, it is important to study KN phase forming and doping effects on the K site. This article summarizes the authors’ study towards a multiple alkali metal doped KN crystal and related single crystals briefly from the viewpoint of crystal growth. View Full-Text
Keywords: potassium niobate; single crystals; alkali metal; multiple doping potassium niobate; single crystals; alkali metal; multiple doping
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Kimura, H.; Zhao, H.; Tanahashi, R.; Guo, L.; Jia, T.; Yao, Q.; Cheng, Z. Potential Advantage of Multiple Alkali Metal Doped KNbO3 Single Crystals. Crystals 2014, 4, 190-208.

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