Bidenticity-Enhanced Second Harmonic Generation from Pb Chelation in Pb3Mg3TeP2O14

Hongwei Yu, Weiguo Zhang, Joshua Young, James M. Rondinelli, P. Shiv Halasyamani

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A new ultraviolet nonlinear optical (NLO) material, Pb3Mg3TeP2O14 (PMTP), has been synthesized and characterized. The chiral material exhibits a large second harmonic generation (SHG) response of 13.5 × KDP (600 × α-SiO2), and the shortest absorption edge (250 nm) of reported materials with a strong SHG response (>10 × KDP). PMTP has a three-dimensional crystal structure of corner-shared MgO4, PO4, and TeO6 polyhedra, which form a [TeMg3P2O14] framework. Electronic structure calculations revealed that the stereoactive lone pair on the Pb2+ cation is critical to producing the substantial NLO response and that the NLO activity is further enhanced by the presence of triply bidentate Te6+ cations found in Te-O-O-Pb rings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)88-91
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 13 2016
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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