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Crystal growth and characterization of a new nonlinear optical material: Urea l-Malic Acid

Dixit, VK and Vanishri, S and Bhat, HL and Gomes, Matos E de and Belsley, M and Santinha, C and Arunmozhi, G and Venkataramanan, V and Proena, F and Criado, A (2003) Crystal growth and characterization of a new nonlinear optical material: Urea l-Malic Acid. In: Journal of Crystal Growth, 253 (1-4). pp. 460-466.

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A new nonlinear optical organic crystal, viz. Urea L-Malic acid, has been grown from aqueous solution employing the techniques of solvent evaporation and slow cooling. The grown crystals were found to be transparent in the visible region. The complete morphology of the crystal has been worked out and its hardness was evaluated using Vickers indentation method. The grown crystals were characterized employing several techniques such as micro-carbon-hydrogen-nitrogen analysis, X-ray diffraction, thermogravimetric analysis, differential thermal analysis, UV-VIS-IR spectroscopy and refractive index measurement. Preliminary measurements indicate that the second harmonic generation efficiency at a fundamental wavelength of 1064 nm is roughly three times that of KDP.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Crystal Growth
Publisher: Elsevier
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier.
Keywords: Crystal morphology;Solubility;Growth from solutions;Organic compounds;Nonlinear optical materials
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:28
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/7276

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