Na2Mo2O7 scintillating crystals: Growth, morphology and optical properties

Veronika D. Grigorieva, Vladimir N. Shlegel, Nina V. Ivannikova, Tatyana B. Bekker, Alexander P. Yelisseyev, Artem B. Kuznetsov

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For the first time Na2Mo2O7 crystals were grown by Czochralski technique in low-thermal-gradient conditions (LTG Cz), which allowed obtaining crystals of record size (100 (D) × 45 (L) mm3) and optical quality. Influence of growth rate and seed direction on crystal morphology was studied, optimal growth conditions were determined. Three cleavage planes: (0 1 0), (0 0 1) and (0 2 1), were detected. Different characterizations of Na2Mo2O7 crystal samples, such as: transparency, photoluminescence, thermostimulated luminescence and Raman spectra were studied.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-37
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2019


  • A1. Low thermal gradient Czochralski technique
  • A1. Luminescence
  • A1. NaMoO crystal
  • B1. Neutrinoless double beta decay
  • B2. Optical materials
  • Luminescence
  • Low thermal gradient Czochralski technique
  • Optical materials
  • Na2Mo2O7 crystal
  • Neutrinoless double beta decay

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