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Low-temperature elastic properties of Sr3NbGa3Si2O14 single crystals

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The elastic properties of new piezoelectric Sr3NbGa3Si2O14 crystals of the langasite (lanthanum gallium silicate) family have been investigated. The temperature dependences of the elastic constants C 11, C 33, C 66, and C 44 have been measured in a wide temperature range from 300 to 4.2 K. The characteristic parameters of the crystal associated with the Einstein temperature and the Grüneisen parameter have been estimated at cryogenic temperatures. It has been shown that the piezoelectric activity of the crystal remains almost unchanged with a decrease in temperature from 300 to 4.2 K.

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Original Russian Text © A.V. Sotnikov, E.P. Smirnova, H. Schmidt, M. Weihnacht, 2015, published in Fizika Tverdogo Tela, 2015, Vol. 57, No. 6, pp. 1164–1167.

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Sotnikov, A.V., Smirnova, E.P., Schmidt, H. et al. Low-temperature elastic properties of Sr3NbGa3Si2O14 single crystals. Phys. Solid State 57, 1183–1187 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1134/S1063783415060311

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Keywords

  • Elastic Constant
  • Lithium Niobate
  • Cryogenic Temperature
  • Experimental Temperature Dependence
  • Lithium Tantalate