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Crystal growth and defects characterization of zinc tris (thiourea) sulfate: a novel metalorganic nonlinear optical crystal

Venkataramanan, V and Dhanaraj, G and Wadhawan, VK and Sherwood, JN and Bhat, HL (1995) Crystal growth and defects characterization of zinc tris (thiourea) sulfate: a novel metalorganic nonlinear optical crystal. In: Journal of Crystal Growth, 154 (1-2). pp. 92-97.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0022-0248(95)00212-X

Abstract

Single crystals of the metalorganic nonlinear optical material zinc tris (thiourea) sulfate (ZTS) were grown from aqueous solution. The morphology of the crystals was indexed. The grown crystals were characterized by recording the powder X-ray diffraction pattern and by identifying the diffracting planes. Spectrophotometric studies on ZTS reveal that it has good transparency for the Nd: YAG laser fundamental wavelength. Differential thermal analysis of ZTS indicates that the material does not sublime before melting but decomposes immediately after melting. The defect content of the crystals was estimated using etching and X-ray topography. The mechanical hardness anisotropy was evaluated in the (100) plane, which indicates the presence of soft directions.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2011 09:05
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2011 09:05
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/37442

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