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Journal of Spectroscopy
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 272069, 12 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/272069
Research Article

Vibrational Spectral Studies of Pure and Doped TGSP Crystals

Department of Physics, Karpagam University, Tamilnadu, Coimbatore 641021, India

Received 21 January 2013; Revised 25 March 2013; Accepted 11 April 2013

Academic Editor: Lahcen Bih

Copyright © 2013 N. Kartheeswari and K. Viswanathan. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Triglycine sulfate crystals (TGS) are an important class of ferroelectric materials. TGS have attracted many researches because of thier room temperature ferroelectric nature. TGS found wide applications in electronic and optical fields. In present work, pure and ADP-, KDP- (0.2 mol) doped TGSP crystals are grown from solution growth method. Grown crystals are subjected to UV-Vis, IR, and Raman spectral studies. Crystal structure of grown crystals is obtained from powder XRD pattern. Ferroelectric nature of grown crystals is tested using homemade Sawyer-Tower circuit. Electrical conductivity measurements are carried out for pure and doped TGSP crystals.