Nature Communications: LaNiO3 study based on high oxygen pressure crystal growth

High pressure crystal growth of nickelates with a ScIDre HKZ furnace again yields a high-impact publication with remarkable results: Nature Communications published in one of its first 2018 papers a study based on the single crystal growth of LaNiO3 single crystals by the floating…

New rhodates single crystals were grown and analyzed at the Max-Planck-Institute in Dresden

In a recent publication in PHYSICAL REVIEW MATERIALS 1, scientists from the Max-Planck-Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids (MPI CPfS) report the growth of centimeter-sized high-quality single crystals of 50 % electron-doped Sr2RhO4 (Sr1.5La0.5RhO4),…

Single crystal growth of praseodymium-containing cobalt perovskites at Argonne National Lab

Using their HKZ machine, scientists from the Materials Science Division at Argonne National Lab moved on from their highly successful single crystal growth of perovskite nickelate to the investigation of unusual cobalt perovskites. In the Journal of Solid State Chemistry, N. J.…

New Nature Physics article: close analogues to HTC cuprates grown in Argonne with a HKZ furnace

In a recent Nature Physics publication scientists from J. F. Mitchell's group at Argonne NL and their colleagues present the growth procedure and analysis results of the closest analogues to high-Tc cuprates yet reported: the nickelate Pr4Ni3O8. …

High-Pressure Floating-Zone Growth of Perovskite Nickelate LaNiO3 Single Crystals at Argonne National Lab

The correlated-electron perovskite LaNiO3 can be used to address some of the fundamental questions of transition metal oxides physics. Up to now, only polycrystalline samples of this nickelate have been generated. Scientist of the Materials Science Division under John F. Mitchell from Argonne National Lab managed to grow LaNiO3 single crystals under high-pressure oxygen atmosphere.…

Review paper of recent advances in crystal growth techniques for novel quantum materials

Recent progress in instrumentation design for academic crystal growth is highlighted in a brand-new “Annual Review of Materials Research” publication by Julian L. Schmehr and Stephen D. Wilson from University of California. The authors give a comprehensive overview of recent innovations and fundamental…

Series of high-quality Li(Mn,Fe)PO4 single crystals grown in Heidelberg at elevated Ar pressure

Scientists from the Heidelberg University, mainly Kirchhoff-Institute for Physics, recently published their highly successful experiments in growing large, mm-sized single crystals of Li(Mn,Fe)PO4 at elevated argon pressure using the ScIDre HKZ furnace. High-quality single crystalline samples of olivine-structured orthophosphates LiMPO4 M = (Mn, Fe, Co, Ni)…

Nature publication with the HKZ-grown material YbMgGaO4 from Fudan University

Jun Zhao's group recently composed a Nature paper based on neutron scattering data obtained on the inorganic quantum spin liquid candidate YbMgGaO4. The authors’ measurements suggest the existence of a clear upper excitation edge or a spinon Fermi surface for this material and might be the first momentum- and energy-dependent observations of a spinon metal.

The optically transparent, cm-sized…

First single crystal of pure trivalent Co oxidation state material

Single Crystal Growth of Pure Co3+ Oxidation State Material LaSrCoO4

Successful growth of large high-quality LaSrCoO4 single crystals was recently performed and reported…

Johns Hopkins University press release: “Johns Hopkins Joins National Research on New Tech Components”.

Johns Hopkins University press release: “Johns Hopkins Joins National Research on New Tech Components”

On March 4, 2016, JHU Office of Communications…