Orthorhombic bismuth triborate (δ-BiB3O6) single crystals were grown via the top-seeded method at atmospheric pressure. δ-BiB3O6is shown to be a stable polymorph at temperatures close to the melting point while α-BiB3O6is a metastable one. Optical, acoustic and electromechanical properties of δ-BiB3O6are measured. Possibility of doping δ-BiB3O6with large amounts of rare earths is demonstrated. © 2008.
Aleksandrovsky, A. S., Vasiliev, A. D., Zaitsev, A. I., & Zamkov, A. V. (2008). Growth, optical and electromechanical properties of single-crystalline orthorhombic bismuth triborate. Journal of Crystal Growth, 310(18), 4027–4030. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2008.06.020