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Indian Journal of Materials Science
Volume 2013, Article ID 151230, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/151230
Research Article

Physicochemical Studies on Thienyl Chalcone Derivative for Nonlinear Optical Application

1Department of Physics, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal University, Manipal 576104, India
2Department of Physics, Mangalore Institute of Technology & Engineering (MITE), Moodabidri 574225, India
3Department of Chemistry, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal University, Manipal 576104, India
4Department of Physics, NMAM Institute of Technology, Nitte 574110, India

Received 25 August 2013; Accepted 8 October 2013

Academic Editors: J. Luo and H. S. Yathirajan

Copyright © 2013 A. N. Prabhu et al. 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

Single crystals of 1-(5-chlorothiophen-2-yl)-3-(2,4,5-trimethoxyphenyl)prop-2-en-1-one (CTTMP) having nonlinear optical property have been grown by slow evaporation technique. The functional groups were identified by FT-IR and NMR techniques. The mechanical property of the crystals was studied using Vicker's microhardness tester and the load dependence hardness was observed. The material is dimensionally stable up to 112°C. The dielectric properties of the crystals were determined using semiconductor characterization system. The optical limiting behavior of the crystal was studied using Z-scan technique.