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Growth and Characterization of Ethylene Diamine Tetra Acetate (EDTA) Doped Lithium Sulphate Monohydrate Crystals

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Nonlinear optical single crystals of Ethylene Diamine Tetra Acetate (EDTA) doped lithium sulphate monohydrate are successfully grown by using slow evaporation technique at room temperature with double distilled water as solvent. In order to know its suitability for device fabrication, different characterization analyses have been performed. The single crystal X-ray diffraction (XRD) and powder X-ray diffraction methods are used for identifying the structural parameters of grown crystals. It is found that the addition of dopant doesn’t change the crystal structure. The range and percentage of optical transmission as well as absorption are ascertained by recording UV-Vis-NIR spectrum. No absorption in the entire visible region implies that it is a potential candidate for optoelectronic applications. The modes of vibration of different groups present in the crystals are identified by FT-IR technique. To understand the thermal properties, thermo gravimetric and differential thermal analyses (TGA & DTA) were carried out. The melting point was confirmed by differential scanning calorimetric (DSC) analysis. The amount of dopant included into the crystals was estimated by colorimetric method. The second harmonic generation efficiency measured by Kurtz powder technique is 0.53 times that of potassium dihydrogen orthophosphate.

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R. Manimekalai, A. Raj and C. Raja, "Growth and Characterization of Ethylene Diamine Tetra Acetate (EDTA) Doped Lithium Sulphate Monohydrate Crystals," Optics and Photonics Journal, Vol. 2 No. 3A, 2012, pp. 216-221. doi: 10.4236/opj.2012.223033.

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