Crystal Catalogue

Recently grown crystals

We prepare the majority of our single crystal samples by the optical floating-zone technique in an image furnace. Some systems, however, are very difficult to grow by this technique, and for these we have used the flux and Bridgman techniques. The crystals we have grown are listed in the following broad categories:

1. Spin & charge stripe-ordered systems (nickelates, manganites cobaltates)
2. Magnetoelectric and multiferroic materials (manganites, ferrates, vanadates)
3. Frustrated Magnets (spin-ice, quantum magnets)
4. Other systems (superconductors, niobates, transition-metal monoxides, etc)