Hu, XB (reprint author), NANJING UNIV,NATL LAB SOLID STATE MICROSTRUCT,NANJING 210093,PEOPLES R CHINA.
Dislocations and negative crystals in LiB3O5(LBO) single crystals were investigated by white-beam synchrotron radiation topography (WBSRT) and birefringence image. The WBSRT revealed that the grown-in dislocations are mainly pure screw or edge types with the Burgers vectors in the low index directions on the (010) lattice plane. Based on the structure analysis, the cause of the formation of dislocations can be interpreted in terms of the loose packing of B-O rings on the (010) lattice plane. In addition, the negative crystals, which were observed by the birefringence image, tend to present at regular shapes which are similar to that of the host crystal, It is proposed that the negative crystals result from the formation of liquid parent inclusions and the following inward growth.