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Laser floating zone growth of improper geometric ferroelectric GdInO3 single crystals with Z6 topological defects

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Abstract

We report the first single crystal growth of GdInO3 using a laser floating zone furnace. The crystals were studied using single crystal/powder X-ray diffraction, magnetic susceptibility, piezoresponse force microscopy, and polarization switching techniques. The successful growth of single crystal GdInO3 will (i) promote deep understanding of this material, including the mechanism of geometric ferroelectricity and the Z6 vortex topological defect domain structures, and (ii) provide rich opportunities as a substrate for thin film growth, for example, for important ferroelectric and/or multiferroic materials.

Graphical abstract: Laser floating zone growth of improper geometric ferroelectric GdInO3 single crystals with Z6 topological defects

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Submitted
09 Apr 2018
Accepted
06 Jun 2018
First published
11 Jun 2018

J. Mater. Chem. C, 2018,6, 7024-7029
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Laser floating zone growth of improper geometric ferroelectric GdInO3 single crystals with Z6 topological defects

Y. Li, Y. Wang, W. Tan, W. Wang, J. Zhang, J. W. Kim, S. Cheong and X. Tao, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2018, 6, 7024
DOI: 10.1039/C8TC01664J

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