Kavitha, N. and Arivanandhan, M. and Ramamoorthy, K. and Ragavendran, K. and Sankaranarayanan, K. (2004) Microbial inhibition, growth of Liþ-doped LAP single crystals and their characterization. Optical Materials, 26 (3). pp. 275-280. ISSN 0925-3467

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The addition of citric acid in the growth solution of LAP found to inhibits the microbial contamination and coloration of the solution with time exist in the growth of LAP by the conventional slow solvent evaporation technique. The stability study of the pure and citric acid mixed LAP solution at different temperature shows that the addition of citric acid has the advantage of extending the durability of the growth solution without coloration and convenience of usage for the growth of high-quality LAP crystals. Pure and Liþ-doped LAP crystals were grown by slow solvent evaporation technique and are characterized by X-ray powder diffraction, FTIR, thermal analysis (TGA, DTA) and AC impedance analysis. The presence of Liþ in Liþ-doped LAP was measured by atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS). The results suggested that tri-lithium citrate has the characteristics of lithium doping in LAP crystals and inhibits the microbial growth and coloration.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nonlinear optical materials; LAP crystals; Solution growth
Subjects: Microbiolcorrosion
Depositing User: ttbdu cecri
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2012 10:46
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2012 10:46
URI: http://cecri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/1027

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