Microstures of CdC2O4.3H2O Single Crystal Grown in Silica Gel

Authors M.R. Shedam1, Rakesh M. Shedam2, Shridhar N. Mathad3

1 Shri Padmbhusan D.B. Patil Research Center, The New College, Kolhapur, India

2 Department of Physics, GKG College, 416 012 Kolhapur, India

3 K.L.E.I.T, Gokul Road, Hubballi, Karnataka, India

Е-mail mahadev.shedam@ yahoo.com
Issue Volume 8, Year 2016, Number 4
Dates Received 30 September 2016; published online 23 December 2016
Citation M.R. Shedam, Rakesh M. Shedam, Shridhar N. Mathad, J. Nano- Electron. Phys. 8 No 4(2), 04075 (2016)
DOI 10.21272/jnep.8(4(2)).04075
PACS Number(s) 61.05.a, 61.05.C, 68.37.Hk, 78.20.e
Keywords Surface structure, Overgrowth, Etches pits, Silica gel.
Annotation As part of our work on the growth of cadmium oxalate single crystals in silica gel, an attempt has been made to investigate the growth mechanism of the crystals. This paper deals with the study of surface structures of cadmium oxalate single crystals grown in silica gel. Observation of microstructure is also useful for geologist as crystallization processes in the laboratory have similarities with those in nature. Various growth features such as growth layers as developed etch pits and liquid inclusion have been observed using optical and scanning electron microscopy techniques. Thermal analysis showed that the grown crystals were dehydrated thermally even from lower temperatures.The infrared spectrum (FTIR) revealed the presence of oxalate ligands and water of hydration in both the pure crystals.