Shkir, Mohd. and Ganesh, V. and AlFaify, S. and Maurya, K. K. and Vijayan, N. (2017) Effect of phenol red dye on monocrystal growth, crystalline perfection, and optical and dielectric properties of zinc (tris) thiourea sulfate. Journal of Applied Crystallography, 50. pp. 1716-1724. ISSN 0021-8898

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In this work, the growth of large size (similar to 25 x 29 x 5 mm and 25 x 24 x 6 mm) colorful single crystals of zinc (tris) thiourea sulfate (ZTS) in the presence of 0.05-2 wt% phenol red (PR) dye was achieved using a simple and low-cost technique. Powder X-ray diffraction patterns confirm the presence of PR dye, which is indicated by an enhancement of the Raman peak intensities, a shift in their position and the appearance of a few extra peaks. The quality of the grown crystals was assessed by high-resolution X-ray diffraction, which shows that the crystalline perfection of 1 wt% PR-dyed ZTS crystals is better than that of 2 wt% PR-dyed crystals. The measured UV vis absorbance spectra show two additional, strong absorption bands at similar to 430 and 558 nm in the dyed crystals, due to the presence of PR dye, along with a band at similar to 276 nm which is present for all crystals but is slightly shifted for the dyed crystals. Photoluminescence spectra were recorded at two excitation wavelengths (lambda(exc) = 310 and 385 nm). The luminescence intensity is found to be enriched in dyed crystals, with some extra emission bands. An enhancement in the value of the dielectric constant and a.c. electrical conductivity was also observed in the dyed ZTS crystals.

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