Growth by SR method and characterization of hippuric acid single crystals

N. Vijayan, G. Bhagavannarayana, Alex M. Z. Slawin

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The potential organic nonlinear optical material of hippuric acid (HA) has been grown by novel unidirectional solution growth method using dimethyl formamide (DMF) as the solvent. The crystal system has been identified and lattice dimensions have been measured from the single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. The crystalline perfection has been evaluated by high resolution X-ray diffraction (HRXRD) technique and found that the crystal quality is reasonably good. However, it contains a low angle structural grain boundary. The relative second harmonic generation (SHG) has been tested using Kurtz powder technique and found to be 1.54 times higher than that of potassium dihydrogen phosphate (KDP) single crystal. Its optical character has been assessed by UV-Vis. analysis and found that there is no absorption in the entire visible region. (C) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2480-2482
Number of pages3
JournalMaterials Letters
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2008


  • crystal growth
  • characterization methods
  • optical material and properties
  • X-ray techniques
  • LINBO3


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