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Journal of Materials
Volume 2014, Article ID 790957, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/790957
Research Article

Structural, Linear, and Nonlinear Optical and Mechanical Properties of New Organic L-Serine Crystal

Department of Physics, Presidency College, Chennai 600005, Tamilnadu, India

Received 29 November 2013; Accepted 31 December 2013; Published 11 February 2014

Academic Editor: Iwan Kityk

Copyright © 2014 K. Rajesh and P. Praveen Kumar. 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

Nonlinear optical single crystal of organic amino acid L-Serine (LS) was grown by slow evaporation technique. Solubility study of the compound was measured and metastable zone width was found. Single crystal X-ray diffraction study was carried out for the grown crystal. The linear and nonlinear optical properties of the crystal were confirmed by UV-Vis analysis and powder SHG tester. FT-IR spectrum was recorded and functional groups were analyzed. Vickers’ microhardness studies showed the mechanical strength of the grown crystal. Laser damage threshold value of the crystal was calculated. Photoconductivity studies reveal the conductivity of the crystal.