Jaikumar, D. and Kalainathan, S. and Bhagavanarayana, G. (2009) Synthesis, growth, thermal, optical and mechanical properties of new organic NLO crystal: l-alanine dl-malic acid. Journal of Crystal Growth, 312 (1). pp. 120-124. ISSN 0022-0248

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A new organic nonlinear optical crystal, l-alanine dl-malic acid (LADLMA), has been grown from aqueous solution by the slow cooling technique. l-alanine and dl-malic acid were used in the ratio 2:1 for synthesis. Crystals of size 24×13×8 mm3 have been obtained in 26 days. Characterizations were carried out to study the structural, optical and mechanical properties of the grown crystals. Single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis shows that they belong to the orthorhombic system. To study the crystalline perfection of the grown crystals, high-resolution X-ray diffraction (HR-XRD) study was carried out. The vibrational frequencies of various functional groups have been derived from FTIR spectrum. Thermal behaviour of the crystal was investigated by TG-DTA analyses. Transmission spectrum has been recorded in the solution state and the cut-off frequency has been determined. Nonlinear optical property of the crystal has been confirmed using the Kurtz powder technique and a study of its second harmonic generation efficiency in comparison with KDP has been made. Knoop hardness test was carried out and its Young's modulus was calculated.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: A1. Characterization; A1. Solubility; A1. X-ray diffraction; A2. Seed crystals; B2. Nonlinear optic materials
Subjects: Crystallography
Materials Science
Depositing User: Ms Neetu Chandra
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2012 09:06
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2012 09:06
URI: http://npl.csircentral.net/id/eprint/735

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