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A5RE4X[TO4]4 crystal growth and photoluminescence. Hydroflux synthesis of sodium rare earth silicate hydroxides

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Single crystals of Na5RE4(OH)[SiO4]4 (RE = Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Tb–Yb, Y) were grown using the hydroflux synthetic method. All compositions adopt the tetragonal I[4 with combining macron] space group with lattice parameter ranges of a = 11.5275(4)–12.0588(3) Å and c = 5.3951(4)–5.4846(13) Å. Intense photoluminescent properties were observed for Na5Eu4(OH)[SiO4]4, Na5Gd4(OH)[SiO4]4, and Na5Tb4(OH)[SiO4]4. The magnetic susceptibility was measured for the magnetic rare earth containing compositions, where the terbium analogue displayed antiferromagnetic order at T = 2.8 K.

Graphical abstract: A5RE4X[TO4]4 crystal growth and photoluminescence. Hydroflux synthesis of sodium rare earth silicate hydroxides

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The article was received on 30 Mar 2015, accepted on 24 May 2015 and first published on 04 Jun 2015


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE00630A
Citation: CrystEngComm, 2015,17, 4691-4698
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    A5RE4X[TO4]4 crystal growth and photoluminescence. Hydroflux synthesis of sodium rare earth silicate hydroxides

    A. M. Latshaw, W. M. Chance, N. Trenor, G. Morrison, M. D. Smith, J. Yeon, D. E. Williams and H. zur Loye, CrystEngComm, 2015, 17, 4691
    DOI: 10.1039/C5CE00630A

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