Single Crystal: PbMoO4

Single Crystals: PbMoO4


Single Crystals: PbMoO4

PbMoO4 is a crystal material that belongs to the family of oxide crystals. PbMoO4 is a single crystal material, which means that it is composed of a single crystal with a regular arrangement of atoms.

Single crystals like PbMoO4 have a unique and ordered atomic structure, which gives them unique physical properties such as high optical transparency, thermal stability, and high refractive index. These properties make them useful in various applications, such as in optical devices, waveguides, and scintillators.

In particular, PbMoO4 has attracted interest due to its excellent properties for scintillation detectors. Scintillation detectors are used to detect and measure ionizing radiation by converting the energy of the radiation into light. PbMoO4 has a high density and a high atomic number, which make it efficient at absorbing radiation and producing scintillation light. This makes it suitable for use in various scintillation detectors such as gamma-ray spectrometers and positron emission tomography (PET) scanners.

PbMoO4 is also a promising material for use in other applications such as laser optics, electro-optic modulators, and nonlinear optics.

Material PbMoO4
Crystal class Tetragonal
Lattice constant, A a = 5.432, c = 12.107
Density, g/cm3 6.95
Melting point , °C 1060
Mohs hardness 3
Color Colorless or light yellow
Transparency range, nm 0.42 - 5.5
Refractive indices @ 633 nm no = 2.38, ne = 2.25
Thermal expansion coefficient, 10-6/ °C (@20°C) aa = 10, ac = 25
Thermal conductivity , mW/cm °C 15
Dielectric Constant (@ 100 KHz) ea = 40, ec = 34
Acoustic velocities , km/sec
Shear wave propagating along <110>
Longitudinal wave propagating along <001>

Acoustic attenuation at 500 MHz , dB/cm
Shear wave propagating along <110>
Longitudinal wave propagating along <001>

Figure of merit M2 , (10-18 sec3/g)
Slow shear mode along <110>
Longitudial mode along <001>

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