Growth and characterization of pure and cadmium dichloride doped aminoethanoic acid (AEA) single crystals
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Organic and semiorganic centrosymmetry single crystals of pure and cadmium dichloride doped aminoethanoic acid was successfully grown by slow evaporation solution growth technique. The solubility of the grown crystals was studied for different temperatures upto 50 °C. The single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis shows that the grown crystal belongs to monoclinic system and their unit cell parameter values were determined. The presence of various functional groups was identified by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. UV–Vis spectrum shows a wide optical transmittance in the visible region and the obtained lower cut off wavelength is around 252 nm. The presence of 0.31 mg of cadmium element per litre of water was measured by AAS analysis which indicates the effect of dopant in the material. TG/DTA study reveals that the organic complex has slightly more stable than the semiorganic complex and it has high thermal stability of about 193 °C. Vickers microhardness tester confirms the reverse indentation size effect of the crystals and found that the crystals belongs to soft material category by Meyer law. Dielectric study was carried out on the grown crystals which represent the lower value of dielectric constant while increase the frequency.