Materials Research Bulletin

The tungsten bronze field in the system K2O|Li2O|Nb2O5

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A limited portion of the liquidus field and the entire subsolidus stability region has been determined for tungsten bronze-type solid solutions in the K2O|Li2O|Nb2O5 system. The tungsten bronze phase does not occur with completely filled alkali cation sites at the composition K3Li2Nb5O15, but exists exclusively in the high niobia region above the KNbO3|LiNbO3 pseudojoin. Equilibrium relationships defining conditions for the growth of electrooptic crystals, and dielectric, optical, and x-ray measurements establishing the influence of composition on structure and properties are presented and discussed. © 1970.