Floating Zone Growth of Sr Substituted Han Purple: Ba0.9Sr0.1CuSi2O6
Laboratory for Multiscale Materials Experiments, Paul Scherrer Institute, 5232 Villigen, Switzerland
Neutrons and Muons Research Division, Paul Scherrer Institute, 5232 Villigen, Switzerland
Department of Quantum Matter Physics, University of Geneva, 1205 Geneva, Switzerland
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Crystals 2019, 9(5), 273; https://doi.org/10.3390/cryst9050273
Received: 16 April 2019 / Revised: 16 May 2019 / Accepted: 18 May 2019 / Published: 27 May 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Optical Floating Zone and Crystals Grown by this Method)
We present a route to grow single crystals of Ba
Sr CuSi O suitable for inelastic neutron studies via the floating zone technique. Neutron single crystal diffraction was utilized to check their bulk quality and orientation. Finally, the high quality of the grown crystals was proven by X-ray diffraction and magnetic susceptibility.