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      Strontium tartrate tetrahydrate crystals; lithium ion; crystal growth; solution–gel technique.

    • Abstract


      The effect of lithium ion as dopant on the size and transparency of strontium tartrate tetrahydrate (SrC4H4O6.4H2O) crystals are presented in this paper. Growth of single crystals of undoped and lithium doped strontium tartrate tetrahydrate by controlled diffusion of strontium nitrate into the gel charged with tartaric acid at room temperature are narrated. The lithium ion enhances the size and transparency of the doped crystals. The crystal structure of the compound was confirmed by X-ray diffractometry and dopant concentration with ICP–atomic emission spectrometer system. Thermal decomposition of the grown crystals is investigated by TGA and DTA studies. The FTIR spectra of pure and doped crystals are recorded and analysed. Kurtz powder technique has been used to test SHG efficiency of the crystals.

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      B Suresh Kumar1 M H Rahim Kutty1 M R Sudarsana Kumar2 K Rajendra Babu1

      1. Department of Physics, Mahatma Gandhi College, Thiruvananthapuram 695 004, India
      2. Department of Chemistry, Mahatma Gandhi College, Thiruvananthapuram 695 004, India
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