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Optical, mechanical, dielectric and thermal properties of piperazinium benzoate single crystal for nonlinear optical applications

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Organic charge transfer molecule of Piperazinium benzoate single crystal was crystallized by slow evaporation technique. The single crystal XRD was carried out to determine the cell parameter values. The FTIR spectral studies confirms the presence functional groups. The absorption spectrum shows that the crystal possesses minimum absorption between the region 200 and 800 nm. The TG and DTA analysis were used to study the thermal behavior of the grown crystal. The dielectric response of the crystal was studied for various frequencies. The mechanical stability of the grown crystal was studied by using Vickers micro hardness tester. The third order optical absorption and optical refractive index were calculated by Z scan technique.

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Rajkumar, R., Kumar, P.P. Optical, mechanical, dielectric and thermal properties of piperazinium benzoate single crystal for nonlinear optical applications. J Opt 47, 75–82 (2018).

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  • Crystal growth
  • Optical material
  • Organic compound
  • Nonlinear refractive index
  • Absorption coefficient