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Single crystal x-ray diffraction: optical and micro hardness studies on chalcone derivative single crystal
Author(s): Vincent Crasta; V. Ravindrachary; R. F. Bhajantri; S. Naveen; M. A. Shridar; J. Shashidhara Prasad
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Paper Abstract

1-(4-methylphenyl)-3-(4- N, N dimethyl amino phenyl)-2-propen-1-one, a chalcone derivative nonlinear optical material has been synthesized by standard method. FT-IR and NMR spectral studies have been performed to confirm the molecular structure of the synthesized compound. The single crystals up to a dimension of 13 x 9 x 3 mm3 were grown by slow evaporation method. The grown crystals were transparent in the entire visible region and absorbs in the UV-region. The refractive index has been measured using a He-Ne laser. The grown crystals have been subjected to single crystal X-ray diffraction studies to determine the crystal structure and hence the cell parameters of the crystal. From this study it is found that this compound crystallizes in orthorhombic system with a space group P212121 and corresponding lattice parameters are, a = 7.3610(13) Å, b = 11.651(2) Å, c = 17.6490(17) Å. The Kurtz powder second harmonic generation test shows that the compound is a potential candidate for Photonic application. The micro hardness test on these crystals were carried out and the load dependence hardness was observed

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 2005
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5935, Linear and Nonlinear Optics of Organic Materials V, 593514 (18 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.616842
Show Author Affiliations
Vincent Crasta, St. Joseph Engineering College (India)
V. Ravindrachary, Mangalore Univ. (India)
R. F. Bhajantri, Mangalore Univ. (India)
S. Naveen, Univ. of Mysore (India)
M. A. Shridar, Univ. of Mysore (India)
J. Shashidhara Prasad, Univ. of Mysore (India)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5935:
Linear and Nonlinear Optics of Organic Materials V
Manfred Eich, Editor(s)

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