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Synthesis, growth, optical, photoconductivity and specific heat properties of potassium borodicitrate (KBDC) single crystal
- Dhatchaiyini, M. K., Rajasekar, G., Bhaskaran, A.
- Journal of materials science 2019 v.54 no.13 pp. 9362-9371
- X-ray diffraction, crystal structure, crystals, economic threshold, evaporation, specific heat, transmittance
- Nonlinear optical high-quality single crystals of potassium borodicitrate (KBDC) were grown by low-temperature solution growth slow evaporation technique. The crystal structure and quality of the grown crystal were examined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and high-resolution X-ray diffraction analysis, respectively. The transmittance spectrum measured from the as-grown crystal exhibits wide range of transparency from UV to visible region. The third-order nonlinear optical properties of the grown crystal were studied using Z-scan technique. The third-order nonlinear susceptibility (χ³) of KBDC single crystal is found to be 4.1130 × 10⁻⁹ esu. The laser-induced damage threshold for the grown crystal was measured using Nd:YAG laser. Furthermore, the photoconductivity and specific heat capacity of the crystal were measured, and the observed results are discussed in detail.