Growth and characterization of benzimidazole single crystals: a nonlinear optical material

N Vijayan, R R Babu, R Gopalakrishnan, P Ramasamy, W T A Harrison

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The nonlinear optical single crystals of benzimidazole were grown by slow evaporation solution growth technique. The grown crystal was confirmed by elemental analysis, single crystal and powder X-ray diffraction. The functional group of the grown crystal was found by FT-IR and laser RAMAN studies. The thermal and UV-Vis transmittance studies were performed to know the thermal and optical behavior, respectively. The NLO property of the crystal was tested by Nd:YAG laser as a source. (C) 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)490-498
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Publication statusPublished - 2004


  • X-ray diffraction
  • characterization
  • growth from solution
  • single crystal growth
  • nonlinear optic materials
  • organic compounds

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