Enhancement of Mechanical, Electrical, Optical and Structural properties based on Potassium Hexacyano Ferrate single crystals
Single crystal of potassium hexacyano ferrate (PHF) have been successfully grown by the slow evaporation technique at room temperature which has dimensions 13 ×10 ×3 mm3. The grown crystal was characterized structurally, optically, thermally, mechanically and electrically. Lattice parameters of the grown crystal were determined by X-ray diffraction analysis. The functional groups present in the crystal were identified using Fourier Transform Infrared spectral analysis. UV-Vis-NIR spectrum was recorded to estimate the UV cut-off wavelength and transparency. Second harmonic generation study confirms the NLO property. Thermal stability and decomposition of the crystal has been studied by TG/DTA analysis. Microhardness measurement indicates that the grown crystal exhibits normal indentation size effect. The frequency and temperature dependence of dielectric constant and dielectric loss were also studied.