Impact of Zn2+ ions on Optical and Mechanical Investigations of Pure LTMA Single Crystal
N. Imthiyas Ahamed1, G. Nedunchezhian2,D. Benny Anburaj3
1N. Imthiyas Ahamed, PG & Research Department of Physics, D.G. Govt. Arts College (w), Mayiladuthurai – 609 001, Tamil Nadu, India.
2D. Benny Anburaj, PG & Research Department of Physics, D.G. Govt. Arts College (w), Mayiladuthurai – 609 001, Tamil Nadu, India.
3G. Nedunchezhian, PG & Research Department of Physics, Thiru. Vi. Ka. Govt. Arts College, Thiruvarur – 610 003, Tamil Nadu, India.
Manuscript received on 25 March 2021 | Revised Manuscript received on 01 April 2021 | Manuscript Accepted on 15 April 2021 | Manuscript published on 30 April 2021 | PP: 14-19 | Volume-1 Issue-1, April 2021 | Retrieval Number:100.1/ijap.A1005101121
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Abstract: The Pure L-Threonine manganese acetate (LTMA) and Zn2+ doped LTMA Single crystals have been grown at 30ͦC by the slow evaporation method. The grown crystals were subjected to various characterizations as single crystal XRD, Powder XRD, FTIR, UV–Vis, EDAX and Microhardness analysis. The lattice parameters of the grown crystals determined as Orthorhombic by single crystal X-ray analysis and Zn2+ ions made the volume increases as 530 Å3 to 538 Å3 . EDAX analysis confirms the presence of Zn2+ ion in the host material. The functional group and optical behavior of the crystals were identified from FTIR. UV-Vis absorption spectrum analysis determines the energy band gap 6.3 eV and transmittance spectrum determines the lower cutoff wavelength of the grown crystal 200nm. Mechanical properties of the crystals studied by Vicker’s hardness and hardness load graph plotted.
Keywords: EDAX. Microhardness, Powder XRD, Single Crystal XRD.