Shakir, Mohd. and Kushawaha, S. K. and Maurya, K. K. and Kumar, Sumeet and Wahab, M. A. and G. , Bhagavannarayana (2010) Enhancement of second harmonic generation, optical and dielectric properties in L-asparagine monohydrate single crystals due to an improvement in crystalline perfection by annealing. Journal of Applied Crystallography, 43. pp. 491-497. ISSN 0021-8898

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Single crystals of the relatively new nonlinear optical material l-asparagine monohydrate have been successfully grown by the slow evaporation solution growth technique at room temperature in aqueous solution. The crystal system of the title material has been confirmed by powder X-ray diffraction. The crystalline perfection of the as-grown and annealed crystals has been evaluated by high-resolution X-ray diffraction. The as-grown single crystals (particularly when their size is large) were found to contain internal structural grain boundaries, and the crystalline perfection of these crystals was found to be improved substantially by annealing at low temperatures. The crystalline perfection and the measured physical properties were found to be correlated such that the second harmonic generation efficiency, optical transparency, fluorescence and dielectric properties are enhanced as the crystal quality improves.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Crystallography
Depositing User: Ms Neetu Chandra
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2012 10:59
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2012 10:59

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