Growth and characterization of pure and KCl doped zinc thiourea chloride (ZTC) single crystals.

Spectrochimica acta. Part A, Molecular and biomolecular spectroscopy

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Ruby Nirmala L, Thomas Joseph Prakash J. Growth and characterization of pure and KCl doped zinc thiourea chloride (ZTC) single crystals. Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc. 2013;102297-300.
Potassium Chloride (KCl) as an additive is added into zinc thiourea chloride solution in a small amount (1M%) by the method of slow evaporation solution growth technique at room temperature to get a new crystal. Due to the doping of the impurities on the crystals, remarkable changes in the physical properties were obtained. The grown crystals have been subjected to different instrumentation methods. The incorporation of the amount of potassium and zinc in the crystal lattices has been determined by AAS method. The lattice dimensions have been identified from single crystal X-ray diffraction measurements. The presence of functional group for the grown crystals has been identified by FTIR analysis. The optical, thermal and mechanical behaviors have been assessed by UV-Vis, TG/DTA and Vickers hardness methods respectively. The presence of dislocations of atoms has been identified by etching studies.