Bulk Growth and Characterization of D-(–)-Alanine Single Crystals


Single crystal of D-()-alanine (DALA), a non-linear optical material from the amino acid family was grown using a home-made crystal growth setup. The crystals of DALA were also grown by slow evaporation solution technique (SEST). The grown crystals were characterized by using single crystal X-ray diffraction, high resolution X-ray diffraction (HRXRD) and UV-vis-NIR and CD spectroscopy. Measurements of Vicker’s microhardness, laser damage threshold (LDT) value and second harmonic generation (SHG) efficiency are also reported. Thermal and dielectric studies were also carried out.

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K. Moovendaran and S. Natarajan, "Bulk Growth and Characterization of D-(–)-Alanine Single Crystals," Journal of Crystallization Process and Technology, Vol. 3 No. 4, 2013, pp. 130-135. doi: 10.4236/jcpt.2013.34021.

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