Studies on the growth and characterization of L-Prolinium Picrate Single Crystal - SR Method

  • Sankar D Department of Physics, The New College, Chennai - 600 014, India.
  • Madhavan J Department of Physics, Loyola College, Chennai - 600 034, India
Keywords: Crystal Growth,, SR method, XRD,, UV-Vis- NIR,, SHG, Microhardnesss.


Unidirectional bulk L-Prolinium Picrate (LPROP) single crystal was successfully grown for the first time by Sankaranarayanan and Ramasamy (SR) method. The grown crystal was characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction (XRD) studies to confirm the crystal structure. The grown crystal was characterized by UV-Vis-NIR absorption. The second harmonic generation (SHG) in the sample was confirmed by Kurtz and Perry powder technique. The laser damage threshold was also found. The Vickers microhardness study was also carried out to test the mechanical stability of the grown crystal.