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      Gel growth; cobalt tartrate; Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy; powder X-ray diffraction studies; magnetic studies; thermal analysis; dielectric properties.

    • Abstract

       

      Crystals of cobalt tartrate are grown from the gel using chemical reaction method. The functional groups are found from Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). The OH stretching mode owing to water, carbonyl group, CH stretching modes and metal–oxygen stretching are identified. The unit cell dimensions, interaxial angles and unit cell volume are found from powder X-ray diffraction studies (XRD) which show the orthorhombic nature of the crystal. The magnetic study is used to find the magnetic susceptibility and magnetic moment of the grown crystal. It reveals the magnetic nature of the crystal. Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) are done to find the thermal properties of the crystal which manifest the water of hydration in the crystal. The variation of dielectric constant with respect to the applied frequency shows the polarization property of the crystal. The AC conductivity is increased proportionally with increase in frequency. The reverse nature is found for the AC resistivity. The nature of the composition of the crystals affects the dielectric properties.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      V M Athivanan1 2 M Haris1 T Prasanyaa1 M Amgalan1 3

      1. Department of Physics, Karunya University, Karunya Nagar, Coimbatore 641 114, India
      2. Department of Physics, United Institute of Technology, Coimbatore 641 020, India
      3. Department of Physics, Mongolian University of Science and Technology, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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