Review on Growth and Characterization of Nonlinear Optical Organometallic Thiocyanate Crystals

  • Tejaswi Ashok Hegde Division of Physics, School of Advanced Sciences, Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai, India
  • Atanu Dutta Division of Physics, School of Advanced Sciences, Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai, India
  • Vinitha Gandhiraj Division of Physics, School of Advanced Sciences, Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai, India
Keywords: crystal growth, nonlinear optical, organometallic, bimetallic thiocyanate, single crystal, Z-Scan

Abstract

Combinations of an inorganic distorted polyhedron with asymmetric conjugate organic molecules yield the organometallic compounds. Among them, organic thiocyanate crystals have attracted a great deal of attention for nonlinear optical device applications. The bimetallic thiocyanates of the type AB(SCN)4 for example, ZnCd(SCN)4, ZnHg(SCN)4, MnHg(SCN)4, and CdHg(SCN)4 are extremely interesting for optoelectronic applications. This article highlights present knowledge on growth parameters, physicochemical properties and nonlinear optical properties of several organometallic thiocyanate crystals. The chemical property and physical stability of these materials are compared, and the best results based on the review were reported. Information about the parameters, which are necessary for crystal growth has been summarized.

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2019-09-10
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Hegde, T. A., Dutta, A., & Gandhiraj, V. (2019). Review on Growth and Characterization of Nonlinear Optical Organometallic Thiocyanate Crystals. International Journal of Engineering and Technology Innovation, 9(4), 257-286. Retrieved from http://ojs.imeti.org/index.php/IJETI/article/view/3140
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