Growth and characterization of pure and zinc acetate doped zinc (tris) thiourea sulphate (ZTS) single crystals

  • Selvapandiyan M Research and Development Centre, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India – 641 046
  • Arumugam J P.G. and Research Department of Physics, Sri Vidya Mandir Arts & Science College, Uthangarai, India-636 902.
  • Sundaramoorthi Department of Physics, Thiruvalluvar Government Arts College, Rasipuram, India-637 401.
  • Sudhakar S CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, Dr.K.S.Krishnan Road, New Delhi, India-110 012.
Keywords: Crystal growth, Slow evaporation, FTIR analysis, SHG efficiency, Microhardness


Single crystals of pure and zinc acetate doped zinc tris thiourea sulphate (ZTS) were grown from aqueous solution by slow evaporation technique at room temperature. The lattice parameters and crystal structure were found out using powder X-ray diffraction analysis. A Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) study confirms that the various functional groups present in the grown crystal. Microhardness studies were carried out using Vickers microhardness tester at room temperature. The second harmonic generation efficiencies were studied by Kurtz powder SHG test.