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Hydrogen bonds in lithium niobate crystals of different composition

N.V. Sidorov, N.A. Teplyakova, M.N. Palatnikov

Tananaev Institute of Chemistry  Subdivision of the Federal Research Centre «Kola Science Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences»

DOI: 10.26456/pcascnn/2021.13.376

Original article

Abstract: An analysis of complex defects was carried out by IR-spectroscopy method in the area of OH– groups stretching vibrations. The defects are caused by hydrogen bonds present in the structure of nominally pure congruent lithium niobate crystals, crystals of stoichiometric composition with a different Li /Nb ratio, as well as in LiNbO3:Zn(0,04–6,5 мол.% ZnO) crystals doped in a wide range of concentrations due to direct doping of the melt method. Dopants were determined to influence OH– groups concentration, type and localization of complex defects in the crystals structure. A change in the amount of hydrogen sites in the LiNbO3 crystals structure was shown to evaluate the composition either stoichiometric or congruent. The character of OH– groups complexing with cation sublattice point defects was shown to change when doped crystals LiNbO3:Zn(0,04–6,5 мол.% ZnO) trespass concentration thresholds. Dopant incorporation mechanism changes at this drastically, thus crystal properties also change quite sharply. Frequencies (as well as quasi-elastic constants of OH– bonds) change in congruent and doped crystals due to a difference in electronegativities and ionic radii of the main and dopant cations.

Keywords: single crystal, lithium niobate, defects, IR absorption spectra, doping, stretching vibrations of OH– group

  • Nikolay V. Sidorov – Dr. Sc., Professor, Chief Researcher and acting Head of Sector of Vibrational Spectroscopy of Materials of Electronic Engineering Laboratory, Tananaev Institute of Chemistry  Subdivision of the Federal Research Centre «Kola Science Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences»
  • Natalya A. Teplyakova – Ph. D., Senior Researcher, Sector of Vibrational Spectroscopy of Materials of Electronic Engineering Laboratory, Tananaev Institute of Chemistry  Subdivision of the Federal Research Centre «Kola Science Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences»
  • Mikhail N. Palatnikov – Dr. Sc., Chief Researcher and acting Head of Materials of Electronic Engineering Laboratory, Tananaev Institute of Chemistry  Subdivision of the Federal Research Centre «Kola Science Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences»

Reference:

Sidorov, N.V. Hydrogen bonds in lithium niobate crystals of different composition / N.V. Sidorov, N.A. Teplyakova, M.N. Palatnikov // Physical and chemical aspects of the study of clusters, nanostructures and nanomaterials. – Tver: TSU, 2021. — I. 13. — P. 376-382. DOI: 10.26456/pcascnn/2021.13.376. (In Russian).

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