Galazka Z1, Uecker R, Irmscher K, Klimm D, Bertram R, Kwasniewski A, Naumann M, Schewski R, Pietsch M, Juda U, Fiedler A, Albrecht M, Ganschow S, Markurt T, Guguschev C, Bickermann M.
J Phys Condens Matter. 2016 Dec 29;29(7):075701. doi: 10.1088/1361-648X/aa50e2. [Epub ahead of print]We present the first-time growth of bulk BaSnO3 single crystals from the melt by direct solidification, their basic electrical and optical properties as well as their structural quality. Our measurement of the melting point (MP) of BaSnO3 amounts to 1855 °C ± 25 K. At this temperature an intensive decomposition and non-stoichiometric evaporation takes place as the partial pressure of SnO(g) is about 90 times higher than that of BaO(g). Read More