Journal of Optics

, Volume 46, Issue 2, pp 149–157 | Cite as

Synthesis, growth, structural, thermal, dielectric, linear and nonlinear optical studies of 2-amino 6-methylpyridinium salicylate single crystal

  • S. Venda
  • G. Peramaiyan
  • M. NizamMohideen
  • G. Vinitha
  • S. Srinivasan
Research Article


Single crystal of 2-amino 6-methylpyridinium salicylate (2A6MPS) was grown for the first time by the slow evaporation method. Single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis was employed to estimate the cell parameters of the grown crystal. The third order nonlinear optical properties of 2A6MPS was studied by the Z-scan technique using 532 nm diode pumped CW Nd:YAG laser. Nonlinear refractive index, nonlinear absorption coefficient and nonlinear susceptibility of the grown crystal were found to be 10−8 cm2/W, 10−4 cm/W and 10−6 esu, respectively. Thermal stability of 2A6MPS was studied by thermogravimetry (TG) and differential thermal analyses (DTA). The optical transmittance window and the lower cut-off wavelength of 2A6MPS were identified by UV–Vis–NIR studies. From the dielectric measurements, the relative dielectric permittivities ε11 and ε33 values were determined.


Crystal structure Crystal morphology Growth from solutions Single crystal growth Organic compounds Nonlinear optical materials 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Venda
    • 1
  • G. Peramaiyan
    • 2
  • M. NizamMohideen
    • 3
  • G. Vinitha
    • 4
  • S. Srinivasan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsPresidency CollegeChennaiIndia
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsVel Tech UniversityChennaiIndia
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsThe New College (Autonomous)ChennaiIndia
  4. 4.Department of PhysicsVIT UniversityChennaiIndia

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