• Characterization of pure and copper-doped iron tartrate crystals grown in silica gel

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      Gel growth; copper-doped iron tartrate; energy-dispersive X-ray analysis; Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy; X-ray diffraction; magnetic moment; thermal studies.

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      Single crystal growth of pure and copper-doped iron tartrate crystals bearing composition Cu$_{x}$ Fe$_{(1−x)}$ C4H4O6 · $n$H2O, where $x = 0, 0.07, 0.06, 0.05, 0.04, 0.03$, is achieved using gel technique. The elemental analysis has been done using energy-dispersive X-ray analysis (EDAX) spectrum. The characterization studies such as Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), magnetic analysis and thermal analysis have been done for crystals with $x = 0$ for pure iron tartrate and with $x = 0.05$ for copper-mixed iron tartrate crystals. A detailed comparison has been made between pure and doped crystals.

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      V Mathivanan1 2 M Haris1

      1. Department of Physics, Karunya University, Karunya Nagar, Coimbatore 641 114, India
      2. Department of Physics, United Institute of Technology, Coimbatore 641 020, India
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