Vijayan, N. and Philip , J. and Haranath, D. and Rathi, Brijesh and Bhagavannarayana, G. and Halder, S. K. and Roy, N. and Jayalakshmy , M. S. and Verma, Sunil (2014) Bulk growth of ninhydrin single crystals by solvent evaporation method and its characterization for SHG and THG applications. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 122. pp. 309-314. ISSN 1386-1425

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Ninhydrin is a well-known compound generally used in amino acid synthesis and also for detecting the latent fingerprints on porous surfaces. Single crystals can be grown by dissolving the compound in double distilled water at ambient temperature, and can be used as a potential material for second and third harmonic generation applications. The grown specimen was subjected to different characterization techniques in order to find out its suitability for device fabrication. Its lattice dimensions have been confirmed by X-ray powder diffraction and its crystalline quality has been assessed by high resolution X-ray diffraction and X-ray topography methods. The presence of functional groups was identified from HETCOR analysis and confirmed the absence of impurities during crystallization. Its optical properties have been examined by photoluminescence and birefringence analyses. Its thermal parameters such as thermal diffusivity, thermal conductivity and specific capacity have been carried out by following photopyroelectric method. Third order nonlinear optical measurements have been carried out using Z-scan technique and its nonlinear optical absorption coefficient has been determined.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Ninhydrin single crystal Nonlinear optical material High resolution X-ray diffraction
Subjects: Chemistry
Depositing User: Dr. Rajpal Walke
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2015 05:51
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2015 05:51

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