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Melt stabilization and vapor-phase synthesis of cesium germanium halides

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The method described herein allows for melt stabilization and vapor-phase synthesis of a cesium germanium halide utilizing germanium dihalides formed in situ. This disclosure allows for the melting of cesium germanium halides without decomposition, which allows for growing crystals of these materials from the melt. This disclosure allows for a direct synthesis of these materials without the use of water or the introduction of other possible contaminants.

Inventors: 
Bowman, Steven R.; Condon, Nicholas J.; O'connor, Shawn P.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Materials and Coatings
FIle Date: 
2014-12-19
Grant Date: 
2015-06-09
Grant time: 
172 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
3
Claim count percentile rank: 
4
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US NAVY