• Studies on bulk growth, structural and microstructural characterization of 4-aminobenzophenone single crystal grown from vertical Bridgman technique

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      Organic compound; crystal growth; surface etching; dislocations.

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      Bulk single crystal of 4-aminobenzophenone with a size of 25 mm dia. and 35 mm length has been grown by vertical Bridgman technique. The crystal system of the grown crystal was confirmed by X-ray diffraction analysis. Crystalline perfection was analysed by high resolution X-ray diffraction studies. Chemical etching was carried out for the first time in 4-aminobenzophenone single crystal to study the defects presented in the grown crystal and the growth mechanism involved. Several organic etchants were employed with different etching time to select suitable etchant for studying dislocation pattern and other structural defects existing in the grown crystal. Etch patterns such as spirals and striations observed for the selective etchants provide considerable information on growth mechanism of the crystal.

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      S P Prabhakaran1 R Ramesh Babu1 G Bhagavannarayana2 K Ramamurthi3

      1. Department of Physics, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli 620 024, Tamil Nadu, India
      2. Ray and Crystal Growth Section, National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi 110 012, India
      3. Department of Physics and Nanotechnology, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, SRM University, Kattankulathur 603 203, India
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