About Niobates

Rubidium Niobate

Niobates are salts containing an anionic grouping of niobium and oxygen. One of the most common niobates is lithium niobate, a compound of niobium, lithium, and oxygen. Single crystals of this compound are used in the production of optical waveguides, optical modulators, and various other linear and non-linear optical applications.

Recent Research & Development for Niobates

Bonded thin film lithium niobate modulator on a silicon photonics platform exceeding 100 GHz 3-dB electrical modulation bandwidth., Weigel, Peter O., Zhao Jie, Fang Kelvin, Al-Rubaye Hasan, Trotter Douglas, Hood Dana, Mudrick John, Dallo Christina, Pomerene Andrew T., Starbuck Andrew L., et al. , Opt Express, 2018 Sep 03, Volume 26, Issue 18, p.23728-23739, (2018)

Lithium permeation within lithium niobate multilayers with ultrathin chromium, silicon and carbon spacer layers., Hüger, Erwin, Dörrer Lars, Yimnirun Rattikorn, Jutimoosik Jaru, Stahn Jochen, and Paul Amitesh , Phys Chem Chem Phys, 2018 Sep 03, (2018)

Thin film lithium niobate electro-optic modulator with terahertz operating bandwidth., Mercante, Andrew J., Shi Shouyuan, Yao Peng, Xie Linli, Weikle Robert M., and Prather Dennis W. , Opt Express, 2018 May 28, Volume 26, Issue 11, p.14810-14816, (2018)

Fully Rollable Lead-Free Poly(vinylidene fluoride)-Niobate-Based Nanogenerator with Ultra-Flexible Nano-Network Electrodes., Zhang, Chen, Fan Youjun, Li Huayang, Li Yayuan, Zhang Lei, Cao Shubo, Kuang Shuangyang, Zhao Yongbin, Chen Aihua, Zhu Guang, et al. , ACS Nano, 2018 May 01, (2018)

Prostate Cancer Cell-Specific Cytotoxicity of Sub-Micron Potassium Niobate Powder., Fisher, John G., Thuan Ung Trong, Farooq Muhammad Umer, Chandrasekaran Gopalakrishnan, Jung Young Do, Hwang Eu Chang, Lee Je-Jung, and Lakshmanan Vinoth-Kumar , J Nanosci Nanotechnol, 2018 May 01, Volume 18, Issue 5, p.3141-3147, (2018)

Influence of electrical boundary conditions on profiles of acoustic field and electric potential of shear-horizontal acoustic waves in potassium niobate plates., Kuznetsova, I E., Nedospasov I A., Kolesov V V., Qian Z, Wang B, and Zhu F , Ultrasonics, 2018 May, Volume 86, p.6-13, (2018)

Large Piezoelectric Strain with Superior Thermal Stability and Excellent Fatigue Resistance of Lead-free Potassium Sodium Niobate-Based Grain Orientation-Controlled Ceramics., Quan, Yi, Ren Wei, Niu Gang, Wang Lingyan, Zhao Jin Yan, Zhang Nan, Liu Ming, Ye Zuo-Guang, Liu Liqiang, and Karakit Tomoaki , ACS Appl Mater Interfaces, 2018 Mar 07, (2018)

Room temperature 90° phase-matching in zirconium and magnesium co-doped lithium niobate crystals., Kong, Tengfei, Liu Hongde, Ge Xinyu, Qu Da, Liu Shiguo, Chen Shaolin, Zhang Ling, Kong Yongfa, Rupp Romano, and Xu Jingjun , Sci Rep, 2018 Mar 01, Volume 8, Issue 1, p.3865, (2018)

High-Q chaotic lithium niobate microdisk cavity., Wang, Li, Wang Cheng, Wang Jie, Bo Fang, Zhang Mian, Gong Qihuang, Lončar Marko, and Xiao Yun-Feng , Opt Lett, 2018 Jun 15, Volume 43, Issue 12, p.2917-2920, (2018)

Correlation between piezoelectric and magnetic properties of Fe and Sm co-substituted potassium niobate piezoelectric ceramics., Swami, Madhvi, Verma Onkar Nath, Tomar Vandna, Kumar Manish, Srivastav Kamal K., Sathe Vasant, Jha Priyanka A., and Singh Prabhakar , Phys Chem Chem Phys, 2018 Jul 11, Volume 20, Issue 27, p.18800-18810, (2018)

Silver Niobate Lead-Free Antiferroelectric Ceramics: Enhancing Energy Storage Density by B-Site Doping., Zhao, Lei, Gao Jing, Liu Qing, Zhang Shujun, and Li Jing-Feng , ACS Appl Mater Interfaces, 2018 Jan 10, Volume 10, Issue 1, p.819-826, (2018)

Decontaminating surfaces with atomized disinfectants generated by a novel thickness-mode lithium niobate device., Kumaraswamy, Monika, Collignon Sean, Do Carter, Kim Janie, Nizet Victor, and Friend James , Appl Microbiol Biotechnol, 2018 Aug, Volume 102, Issue 15, p.6459-6467, (2018)

Extreme electro-optic tuning of Bragg mirrors integrated in lithium niobate nanowaveguides., Escalé, Marc Reig, Pohl David, Sergeyev Anton, and Grange Rachel , Opt Lett, 2018 Apr 01, Volume 43, Issue 7, p.1515-1518, (2018)

Hydrothermal Conversion of Layered Niobate K4Nb6O17·3H2O to Rare Microporous Niobate K6Nb10.8O30., Ide, Yusuke, and Shirae Wataru , Inorg Chem, 2017 Sep 18, Volume 56, Issue 18, p.10848-10851, (2017)

Modal birefringence-free lithium niobate waveguides., Schollhammer, Jean, Baghban Mohammad Amin, and Gallo Katia , Opt Lett, 2017 Sep 15, Volume 42, Issue 18, p.3578-3581, (2017)