Thukral, Kanika and Vijayan, N. and Singh, Budhendra and Bdikin, Igor and Haranath, D. and Maurya, K. K. and Philip, J. and Soumya, H. and Sreekanth, P. and Bhagavannarayana, G. (2014) Growth, structural and mechanical analysis of a single crystal of L-prolinium tartrate: a promising material for nonlinear optical applications. CrystEngComm, 16 (39). 9245-9254 . ISSN 1466-8033

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A single crystal of L-prolinium tartrate (LPT), which is an organic non linear optical material, was successfully synthesized and grown using a slow evaporation solution growth technique (SEST). The crystal structure and lattice parameters of the crystal were confirmed by powder X-ray diffraction and it was found that it belongs to the monoclinic crystal system with beta = 100.380 and a noncentrosymmetric space group. The presence of strain in the grown ingot was calculated from powder X-ray diffraction measurements. The crystalline perfection was examined by high resolution X-ray diffractometry, which revealed that the crystal contained structural grain boundaries. The optical behavior of the grown specimen was analyzed by photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy and its time resolved PL decay was calculated. The grown crystal adopted a step wise growth pattern with parallel striations, which was confirmed from the etching technique. Its ferroelectric and piezoelectric properties were also assessed. Its third order non linearity was assessed using an open aperture Z-scan technique. The thermal parameters of the LPT single crystal were calculated using a photopyroelectric technique. The mechanical strength of the single crystal at the micro level was observed by nanoindentation using the Oliver-Pharr method.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Chemistry
Depositing User: Dr. Rajpal Walke
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2015 10:45
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2015 10:45

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