Sodium gadolinium tungstate NaGd(WO4)2: Growth, crystallography, and some physical properties

S. Perets, M. Tseitlin, R. Z. Shneck, D. Mogilyanski, G. Kimmel, Z. Burshtein

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Pure, and Nd3+-doped NaGd(WO4)2 (NGW) single crystals, up to ∼85 mm long and ∼30 mm in diameter, have been grown using the Czochralski method. The Nd3+ segregation coefficient for growth along the [1 0 0] direction was 1.3±0.025. X-ray diffraction at room temperature established the lattice constants as: a=5.2483(2) Å and c=11.392(2) Å, for the tetragonal scheelite-like structure (space group I41/a), with two formula units in the unit cell. Inter-atomic distances and bond angles are also given. The thermal expansion coefficients were αa=11.6×10-6 /°C and αc=23.3×10-6 /°C, in the a and c directions, respectively. The Nd3+ absorption spectrum at around 800 nm for E⊥c polarization was measured with high resolution, providing a peak absorption cross-section of 2.6×10-20 cm2 at 800.8 nm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-264
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2007


  • A1. X-ray diffraction
  • A2. Czochralski method
  • B1. Gadolinium compounds
  • B1. Tungstates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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