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Crystal growth, spectral and thermal analyses of a semi organic nonlinear optical single crystal: L-tyrosine hydrochloride



  1. Department of Physics, Thiruvalluvar College of Engineering and Technology, Vandavasi-604 505, India
  2. Post Graduate and Research Department of Physics, Government Arts College, Thiruvannamalai-606 603, India
  3. Materials Physics Division, School of Advanced Sciences, VIT University, Vellore-632 014, India
  4. Crystal Growth Centre, Anna University, Chennai - 600 025, India
  5. Department of Physics, Alagappa University, Karaikudi -630 003, India


L-tyrosine hydrochloride have been synthesized by chemical route and grown as single crystals by slow evaporation method from a supersaturated solution prepared from the solvent of 2 Normal hydrochloride (HCl) at ambient temperature. In addition to the single crystal and powder X-ray diffraction analyses FTIR, FT-Raman, NMR spectral analyses also have been done to study the structural properties. Linear and nonlinear optical characteristics have been studied by using UV-Visible spectral analysis and Kurtz Perry powder technique respectively. The second harmonic generation conversion efficiency of the grown crystal has been confirmed by the emission of green light. Thermo gravimetric (TG), Differential thermal analysis (DTA) and differential scanning calorimetric studies have also been employed to study the thermal behavior of the crystal sample and reported in this paper..


Semi organic, Optical materials, Crystal growth, X-ray diffraction, Thermo gravimetric analysis, NMR.


P. ANANDAN, S. VETRIVEL, S. KARTHIKEYAN, R. JAYAVEL, G. RAVI, Crystal growth, spectral and thermal analyses of a semi organic nonlinear optical single crystal: L-tyrosine hydrochloride, Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials - Rapid Communications, 6, 11-12, November-December 2012, pp.1128-1133 (2012).

Submitted at: July 24, 2012

Accepted at: Oct. 30, 2012