Large-scale single-crystal growth of (CH3)2NH2CuCl3 for neutron scattering experiments

Garam Park, In Hwan Oh, J. M Sungil Park, Seong Hun Park, Chang Seop Hong, Kwang Sei Lee

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Abstract

Neutron scattering studies on low-dimensional quantum spin systems require large-size single-crystals. Single-crystals of (CH3)2NH2CuCl3 showing low-dimensional magnetic behaviors were grown by a slow solvent evaporation method in a two-solvent system at different temperature settings. The best results were obtained for the bilayer solution of methanol and isopropanol with a molar ratio of 2:1 at 35°C. The quality of the obtained single-crystals was tested by powder and single-crystal X-ray diffraction and single-crystal neutron diffraction. In addition, to confirm structural phase transitions (SPTs), thermal analysis and single-crystal X-ray diffraction at 300 K and 175 K, respectively, were conducted, confirming the presence of a SPT at Tup=288 K on heating and Tdown=285 K on cooling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-51
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Volume441
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 May 1

Keywords

  • A1. Recrystallization
  • A1. Solvent
  • A2. Growth from solutions
  • A2. Single crystal growth
  • B2. Magnetic materials
  • B2. Neutron scattering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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