Crystal growth, A.C. electrical and nonlinear optical studies of pure and dl-methionine doped ammonium dihydrogen phosphate single crystals

  • J. H. JoshiEmail author
  • S. Kalainathan
  • D. K. Kanchan
  • M. J. Joshi
  • K. D. ParikhEmail author


The pure and 0.1 wt% dl-methionine doped ADP crystals are grown using slow solvent evaporation technique at room temperature. The powder XRD study shows single phase nature of both grown crystals with tetragonal structural symmetry. The UV–Vis transmittance spectroscopy shows improvement in optical transmittance, energy band, and low refractive index of doped ADP crystal compare to pure ADP crystal. The Wemple–DiDomenico single oscillator model is found to be appropriate for the refractive index dispersion below the energy band edge of ADP crystal. The Nyquist plots of pure and doped ADP crystals represent presence of grain and grain boundary. The Jonscher’s powder law is successfully applied to the conductivity phenomena in pure and doped ADP crystals. The complex modulus spectroscopy helps to discriminate the grain and grain boundary in grown crystals clearly. The Non-Debye type relaxation is observed in both crystals. The nonlinear optical properties such as second harmonic generation efficiency and third order susceptibility are improved on doping the dl-methionine in ADP crystal.



The authors are thankful to UGC, New Delhi, for funding under DRS-SAP and DST, New Delhi, for FIST. The authors also acknowledge the encouragement and keen interest from Prof. H.H.Joshi, Head, Department of Physics, Saurashtra University, Rajkot. One of author (JHJ) is highly thankful to Mr. S.G.Khandelwal, Deputy Director, Forensic Science Laboratory, Ahmadabad for allowing him to carry out research activity.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsSaurashtra UniversityRajkotIndia
  2. 2.Centre for Crystal Growth, School of Advanced SciencesVIT UniversityVelloreIndia
  3. 3.Department of Physics, Faculty of ScienceM.S. University of BarodaVadodaraIndia
  4. 4.Department of PhysicsShri M.P. Shah Arts & Science CollegeSurendranagarIndia

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