Studies on the Growth, Thermal and Optical Properties of p-methyl Anilinium Malate Single Crystal

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S. Kalaiyarasi, S. Suresh, R. Mohan Kumar, (2017). Studies on the Growth, Thermal and Optical Properties of p-methyl Anilinium Malate Single CrystalMechanics, Materials Science & Engineering, Vol 9. doi:10.2412/mmse.83.31.489

Authors: S. Kalaiyarasi, S. Suresh, R. Mohan Kumar

ABSTRACT. Single crystal of a novel p-methyl anilinium malate (PTM) was grown by slow evaporation method. Single crystal and powder X-ray diffraction studies confirm that PTM belongs to monoclinic system with centro-symmetric space group P21/c. FTIR spectral analysis showed the presence of functional groups in PTM compound. Thermal studies exhibit that PTM crystals are stable up to 166⁰C. UV-visible study showed the good transmission region, cut-off wavelength (206 nm) and band gap energy (5.8 eV) and photoluminescence studies explored its efficacy towards device fabrication. The third order nonlinear optical parameters such as the nonlinear refractive index (n2) = 3.41 × 10−8 cm2/W, nonlinear absorption coefficient (b) =0.03 × 10−4 cm/W and third order nonlinear susceptibility (c(3)) = 3.77 × 10−6 esu of PTM crystal were estimated by using Z-scan measurement.

Keywords: organic compound, solution growth, photoluminescence, nonlinear optical studies

DOI 10.2412/mmse.83.31.489

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