International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2572

Full Length Research Paper

Growth and characterization of glycine sodium nitrate (GSN) single crystal

S. Suresh1*, A. Ramanand1, D. Jayaraman2, S. M. Navis Priya3 and K. Anand4
1Department of Physics, Loyola College, Chennai-600 034, India. 2Department of Physics, Loyola Institute of Technology, Chennai-602 103, India. 3Department of Physics, Jeppiaar Engineering College, Chennai– 600 119, India. 4Department of Physics, Manakula Vinayagar Institute of Technology, Puducherry 605107, India.
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  •  Accepted: 13 June 2011
  •  Published: 18 August 2011


Good optical quality single crystals of glycine sodium nitrate (GSN) were grown by slow evaporation technique from its aqueous solution at room temperature. Single crystal X-ray diffraction (XRD) studies revealed the presence of monoclinic structure with space group Cc, and Fourier transform infrared transmission (FTIR) has confirmed the presence of the functional groups present in the single crystal system. The thermal stability of the crystal was studied by Thermogravimetric/Differential Thermal Analyzer (TG/DTA). Ultraviolet (UV) spectrum showed no significant absorption in the region 200-2000 nm suggesting the optical transparency of the grown crystals.


Key words: Single crystal, solution growth, X-ray diffraction (XRD), thermogravimetric/differential thermal analyzer (TG/DTA).


FTIR, Fourier transform infrared transmission; XRD, X-ray diffraction;GSN, Glycine Sodium Nitrate; TG/DTA, Thermogravimetric/Differential Thermal Analyzer.