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Crystals 2017, 7(2), 50;

On the Anionic Group Approximation to the Borate Nonlinear Optical Materials

Beijing Centre for Crystal Research and Development, Key Laboratory of Functional Crystals and Laser Technology, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
Academic Editors: Ning Ye and Helmut Cölfen
Received: 25 January 2017 / Revised: 5 February 2017 / Accepted: 8 February 2017 / Published: 11 February 2017
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In this mini-review type of article, a brief summary of the anionic group approximation as it relates to the borate nonlinear optical (NLO) crystals, an idea firstly proposed by Professor Chen, is presented.The basic idea, calculation method, tabulated coefficients of various common borate, as well as nitrate or carbonate groups, in their ideal geometries will be presented. New practices reveal that those parameters can still give very accurate predicted NLO coefficients for recently found NLO crystals without any adjustment of parameters. View Full-Text
Keywords: nonlinear optical; borates; structure-property relations; semi-classical calculation nonlinear optical; borates; structure-property relations; semi-classical calculation

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