, Volume 44, Issue 10, pp 1115-1120
Date: 11 Oct 2008

Electric-field effect on crystal growth in the Li3 PO4 -Li4 GeO4 -Li2 MoO4 -LiF system

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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+x P1−x Ge x O4 (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+x P1−x Ge x O4 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.