Electric-field effect on crystal growth in the Li3PO4-Li4GeO4-Li2MoO4-LiF system
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- Ksenofontov, D.A., Dem’yanets, L.N. & Ivanov-Schitz, A.K. Inorg Mater (2008) 44: 1115. doi:10.1134/S0020168508100178
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We have studied the electric-field effect on crystallization processes in the Li3PO4-Li4GeO4-Li2MoO4-LiF system. In zero field, Li3+xP1−xGexO4 (x = 0.31) crystals were grown on the cathode under the conditions of this study. At low applied voltages (≤ 0.5 V), we obtained Li2MoO4, Li2GeO3, and Li1.3Mo3O8. In the range V = 0.5–1 V, crystals of Li3+xP1−xGexO4 solid solutions with x = 0.17, 0.25, 0.28, 0.29, and 0.36 were obtained. An applied electric field was shown to reduce the melting temperature of the starting mixtures and the crystallization onset temperature.