Vij, Mahak and -, Sonia and Verma, Hemant Kumar and Jayalakshmy, M. S. and Singh, Budhendra and Verma, Sunil and Maurya, K. K. (2018) Nonlinear optical single crystal of L-Cystine hydrochloride: Insights into the crystalline perfection, thermal, mechanical and optical properties for device fabrication. Physica B: Condensed Matter, 550. pp. 250-259. ISSN 0921-4526

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Now days, nonlinear optical materials are subjected to extensive research owing to their versatility towards various photonic applications. In the present article, twin free L-Cystine hydrochloride single crystals were grown using conventional slow evaporation solution technique. The powder X-ray diffraction pattern confirmed that the titled compound belongs to monoclinic crystal system having space group C-2. Using FWHM of each diffracting peak, the strain present within the lattice was calculated. Through High Resolution XRD, the crystal quality was scrutinized and found that the grown single crystal is free from any type of defects and grain boundaries. For examination of optical homogeneity of the crystal, birefringence studies were conducted which revealed that there is only one fringe in the interferogram suggesting a good optical homogeneity. Further, various thermal transport parameters were calculated using Photopyroelectric technique. Apart from that, its mechanical strength was assessed at nanoscale through Nano indentation technique. Piezoelectric and ferroelectric studies were also carried out on the filed compound.

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Subjects: Physics
Depositing User: Mr. Yogesh Joshi
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2019 08:05
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