Semiconductor Physics, Quantum Electronics & Optoelectronics, 26 (4), P. 450-456 (2023).

Investigation of nucleation parameters and third order nonlinear optical properties of triglycine sodium molybdate single crystals

R. Sreedevi 1,*, A.S.I Joy Sinthiya 2, S.C. Vella Durai 3

1Department of Physics, Aditanar College of Arts and Science, Tiruchendur, Tamilnadu, 638215, India
2PG and Research Department of Physics, M. D. T. Hindu College, Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu, 627010, India
3Department of Physics, Sri Paramakalyani College, Alwarkuruchi, Tenkasi, Tamilnadu, 627424, India
* Corresponding author e-mail:

Abstract. In this paper, nucleation parameters such as induction period, interfacial tension, metastable zone width, radius of critical nucleus and Gibbs free energy change in solution- grown triglycine sodium molybdate (TGSM) single crystals are studied. The solubility of TGSM at different temperatures has been determined. The induction period and metastable zone width have been experimentally found for optimizing the growth process. Various critical nucleation parameters have been calculated from the experimentally obtained values based on the classical nucleation theory. The nucleation rate is found to increase with the growth of the supersaturation value. The third order non-linear parameters such as absorption coefficient (β), susceptibility (χ (3) ) and refractive index (n 2 ) obtained from the Z-scan analysis confirm the self focusing and reverse saturation absorption nature of the grown crystals.

Keywords: nonlinear interfacial tension, nucleation, optics, supersaturation.

Full Text (PDF)

Back to Volume 26 N4

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.