Conventional and Synchrotron X-Ray Topography of Defects in the Core Region of SrLaGaO4

A. Malinowska, M. Lefeld-Sosnowska, K. Wieteska, W. Wierzchowski, A. Pajączkowska, W. Graeff
2008 Acta Physica Polonica. A  
SrLaGaO 4 single crystals are perspective substrate materials for high temperature superconductors thin films, elements of thermal radiation receivers and other electronic devices. The defect structure of the Czochralski grown SrLaGaO 4 crystal was investigated by means of X-ray topography exploring both conventional and synchrotron sources. The crystal lattice defects in the core region of the crystal were investigated. The regular network of defects arranged in rows only in 100 direction was
more » ... bserved. Owing to high resolution of synchrotron radiation white beam back reflection topographs one can distinguish individual spots forming the lines of the rows. It can be supposed that these elongated rod-like volume defects are located in {100} lattice planes forming a kind of walls. They are built approximately of the same phase as crystal but crystallize at a different moment than a rest of the crystal due to the constitutional supercooling.
doi:10.12693/aphyspola.114.433 fatcat:prthrvc2dvccpov2pvods4ziq4