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M2B10O14F6 (M = Ca, Sr): Two Noncentrosymmetric Alkaline Earth Fluorooxoborates as Promising Next-Generation Deep-Ultraviolet Nonlinear Optical Materials
- Luo, Min, Liang, Fei, Song, Yunxia, Zhao, Dan, Xu, Feng, Ye, Ning, Lin, Zheshuai
- Journal of the American Chemical Society 2018 v.140 no.11 pp. 3884-3887
- air, calcium, potassium dihydrogen phosphate, strontium, thermal stability
- Two novel noncentrosymmetric alkaline earth fluorooxoborates, M₂B₁₀O₁₄F₆ (M = Ca, Sr), were synthesized and characterized. Both of these two isostructural compounds had layered [B₅O₇F₃]∞ structures with large second harmonic generation (SHG) responses ranging from 2.3 to 2.5 × KH₂PO₄ (KDP) and short UV absorption edges (<200 nm). The first-principles calculation demonstrated that their nonlinear optical (NLO) properties were superior to those of KBe₂BO₃F₂ (KBBF). In contrast to the alkali fluorooxoborates, these two fluorooxoborates showed not only remarkable stability against air and moisture but also high thermal stability. Therefore, M₂B₁₀O₁₄F₆ (M = Ca, Sr) should be promising deep-ultraviolet (DUV) NLO materials.