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Structural, Optical, Electrical Studies on Pure and Irradiated Mannitol Single Crystals for Nonlinear Optical Applications


M. Priya1, K. Sathyamoorthy1, P. Vinothkumar1, Ro. Mu. Jauhar2, P. Murali Manohar1, A. Selvam3


1Department of Physics, Saveetha Engineering College, Thandalam, Chennai 602 105, Tamil Nadu, India

2Department of Physics, VIT, Chennai 600 004, Tamil Nadu, India

3Department of Physics, Presidency College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Adv. Mater. Proc., 2020, 5 (1), 20010394

DOI: 10.5185/amp.2020.010394

Publication Date (Web):01 January 2020

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The Mannitol single crystal was grown by slow evaporation technique and irradiated by gamma radiation. Single crystal XRD analysis showed that irradiation not changed the crystal system. The crystalline perfection of pure and irradiated Mannitol single crystal were studied by high resolution X-ray diffraction analysis. The optical behaviour of pure and irradidated Mannitol was verified by the changes in the affected cut-off wavelength. The laser damage threshold was calculated for pure and irradiated Mannitol using laser source. The second harmonic generation of pure and gamma irradiated Mannitol were studied using Nd:YAG laser source and observed that SHG intensity decreases with increasing dose of gamma radiation.


Gamma irradiation, X-ray diffraction analysis, single crystal, second harmonic generation, dielectric studies.