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Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 54, Issue 13, pp 9362–9371 | Cite as

Synthesis, growth, optical, photoconductivity and specific heat properties of potassium borodicitrate (KBDC) single crystal

  • M. K. Dhatchaiyini
  • G. Rajasekar
  • A. BhaskaranEmail author
Chemical routes to materials
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Abstract

Nonlinear optical high-quality single crystals of potassium borodicitrate (KBDC) were grown by low-temperature solution growth slow evaporation technique. The crystal structure and quality of the grown crystal were examined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and high-resolution X-ray diffraction analysis, respectively. The transmittance spectrum measured from the as-grown crystal exhibits wide range of transparency from UV to visible region. The third-order nonlinear optical properties of the grown crystal were studied using Z-scan technique. The third-order nonlinear susceptibility (χ3) of KBDC single crystal is found to be 4.1130 × 10−9 esu. The laser-induced damage threshold for the grown crystal was measured using Nd:YAG laser. Furthermore, the photoconductivity and specific heat capacity of the crystal were measured, and the observed results are discussed in detail.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsPresidency CollegeChennaiIndia

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