Science Journal of Biochemistry

April 2014, Volume 2014, ISSN: 2276-6110

Author(s) 2014. This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research Article


Growth and Characterization of a Novel Organic NLO Crystal: Acridine Orange

R.Nandhakumar1, Dr.T.Radhakrishnan2

1School of Education, SrinivasaRamanujanCentre, Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology and Research Academy,Kumbakonam-612 001
2Department of Physics, Srinivasa Ramanujan Centre,ShanmughaArts, Science, Technology and Research Academy, Kumbakonam-612 001

Accepted March 12, 2014, 2013; Available Online Accepted 27 April, 2014

doi: 10.7237/sjbch/110


Now days there are significant interest shown by the researchers in the fields of Nano science and nano technology especially with the synthesis of novel materials because of their potential for use in wide varieties of applications in the fields of telecommunication, computer technology, bio informatics. It has received remarkable attention in view of the size,structure, shape ,potential applications in advanced levels.In the present study, a single crystal of Acridine Orange possessing excellent nonlinear optical properties were grown by the slow solvent evaporation technique at 25oC using a constant temperature bath.An organic compound generally used for production of dyes and drugs is selected and the crystal system is studied. Flower shaped Acridine orange micro structures were synthesized in a large quantity via solution growth method using aqueous mixtures of Acridine orange and acetone. The morphological characteristics were done by field emission scanning electron microscopy which revealed that the synthesized product possesses flower shaped microstructures. The detailed structural characterization performed by x ray diffraction confirmed that the synthesized micro structures are well crystalline Acridine orange.

Keyword:Acridine orange microstructures ,nucleation, growth from solutions, organic compounds, non linear optical materials.