Introduction of the Cl(-) anion in the borate systems generates a new perovskite-like phase, K(3)B(6)O(10)Cl, which exhibits a large second harmonic response, about four times that of KH(2)PO(4) (KDP), and is transparent from the deep UV (180 nm) to middle-IR region. K(3)B(6)O(10)Cl crystallizes in the noncentrosymmetric and rhombohedral space group R3m.… (More)
Low-temperature barium metaborate-BaB 2 O 4 has been grown using a LiBa 2 B 5 O 10-based solvent in a four-mirror optical floating zone furnace with a traveling solvent zone configuration. The-BaB 2 O 4 rods grown are composed of several different crystal domains, ranging from 100 µm to 1 mm in diameter, and lithium, a component of the flux, was present… (More)
Searching for high performance materials for optical communication and laser industry in deep-ultraviolet (DUV) region has been the subject of considerable interest. Such materials by design from scratching on multi-component complex crystal systems are challenging. Here, we predict, through density function calculations and unbiased structure searching… (More)
Upon crystallization in high yields, metallacrowns form compartments that are capable of asymmetrically encapsulating three isonicotinate guests.
Pb2Cu3B4O11 crystallizes in the monoclinic space group P2/n (No. 13) with a = 6.8016(15) A, b = 4.7123(10) A, c = 14.614(3) A, beta = 97.089(3) degrees, and Z = 2. The crystal structure consists of infinite [Cu3O8]10- zigzag chains of alternating dimers and monomers. The magnetic susceptibility and specific heat capacity show spin-gap and Curie-Weiss… (More)
Single crystals of Li(6)CuB(4)O(10) have been synthesized, and its crystal structure has been determined. Li(6)CuB(4)O(10) crystallizes in the non-centrosymmetric triclinic space group P1 (No. 1). The structure consists of isolated [CuB(4)O(10)](6)(-) polyanions that are bridged by six LiO(4) tetrahedra. Li(6)CuB(4)O(10) is a congruently melting compound.… (More)