Glycine Sodium Nitrate (GSN) crystals were grown using slow evaporation technique at ambient temperature. Good quality crystals were obtained in the time interval of 5-6 weeks. Energy Dispersive X-ray Analysis (EDAX) and CHN analysis were carried out to check the purity of the grown crystals. Surface morphologies, smoothness and defects were observed by scanning electron microscope. GSN crystals were characterized by powder X-ray diffraction and indexing was done based on monoclinic system. UV-Vis study of the crystals showed that there is a wide range of transparency in the visible region. We also studied Raman and Fourier transform infrared spectra of GSN crystals. The results and their implications are discussed in the paper in detail.
International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy (Volume 61)
V. P. Gujarati et al., "Comparative Study of Nonlinear Semi-Organic Crystals: Glycine Sodium Nitrate", International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, Vol. 61, pp. 12-18, 2015