Growth, Structural, optical and hardness studies of lithium potassium sulphate single crystals – an inorganic NLO material


Single crystal of lithium potassium sulphate, a nonlinear optical material, was grown from aqua solution by slow evapo- ration method at room temperature. The cell parameters were estimated by single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. The optical transmittance of the crystal was recorded using the UV-Vis-NIR spectrophotometer and the optical band gap was calculated using this method. The second harmonic generation efficiency was measured by Kurtz and Perry powder technique and the phase-matching property was confirmed. The hardness of the material was measured by Vicker’s hardness test.

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Pasupathi, G. and Philominathan, P. (2012) Growth, Structural, optical and hardness studies of lithium potassium sulphate single crystals – an inorganic NLO material. Journal of Minerals and Materials Characterization and Engineering, 11, 904-907. doi: 10.4236/jmmce.2012.119086.

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