Crystal formation of Cu-Mn-containing oxides and oxyborates in bismuth-boron fluxes diluted by MoO3 and Na2CO3

Moshkina, Evgeniya; Seryotkin, Yurii; Bovina, Asya; Molokeev, Maxim; Eremin, Evgeniy; Belskaya, Nadejda; Bezmaternykh, Leonard Source: JOURNAL OF CRYSTAL GROWTH, 503 1-8; 10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2018.09.011 DEC 1 2018

The high-temperature crystallizing phases of fluxes (molten solutions) based on Bi2O3:MoO3 = 1:3 and diluted by Na2CO3 and B2O3 (under varying of Na2CO3:B2O3), and by CuO and Mn2O3 (0 ≤ Mn2O3:CuO ≤ 5) are studied. The conditions of the stable crystallization of Mn2+1−xCuxMoO4, Mn23+O3, Mn2+Mn23+O4, Mn2+1−xCuxMn3+BO4 and Mn2+2−xCuxMn3+BO5 have been found. The influence of MoO3 and Na2CO3 to the crystallization processes of Mn2+- and Mn3+-containing Mn2+1−xCuxMoO4 and Mn2+Mn23+O4 and Mn23+O3 are clarified. The occurrence of the chemical bonds of these types at the crystallization of Mn-heterovalent Mn2+1−xCuxMn3+BO4 and Mn2+2−xCuxMn3+BO5 oxyborates is studied. Single crystal growth techniques of these oxyborates are suggested. The results of the structural and magnetic characterization of some discussed compounds are presented.