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A promising nonlinear optical material in the Mid-IR region: new results on synthesis, crystal structure and properties of noncentrosymmetric β-HgBrCl

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This paper reports, for the first time, the nonlinear optical property of β-HgBrCl, which was synthesized by a reaction of Hg2Cl2 and Br2 in EtOH. This reaction also gave α-HgBrCl. And the single crystal structures of both α- and β-HgBrCl are presented and compared. β-HgBrCl shows phase-matchable powder second harmonic generation (SHG) effect of about 2 times that of KH2PO4 (KDP). Its absorption edge in UV-vis spectrum locates at 366 nm, implying a wide band gap and therefore higher laser damage threshold. It also exhibits a relatively wide transparent window (from 0.4 to 20 μm) and relatively good thermal stability.

Graphical abstract: A promising nonlinear optical material in the Mid-IR region: new results on synthesis, crystal structure and properties of noncentrosymmetric β-HgBrCl

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The article was received on 29 Jan 2013, accepted on 30 Apr 2013 and first published on 21 May 2013


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3DT50291K
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2013,42, 9893-9897
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    A promising nonlinear optical material in the Mid-IR region: new results on synthesis, crystal structure and properties of noncentrosymmetric β-HgBrCl

    Y. Dang, X. Meng, K. Jiang, C. Zhong, X. Chen and J. Qin, Dalton Trans., 2013, 42, 9893
    DOI: 10.1039/C3DT50291K

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