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Growth and Spectroscopic Characterization of Cobalt Tartrate Crystals

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Physics, Gandhigram Rural Institute, Deemed University, Gandhigram, Dindigul District, TamilNadu 624 302, INDIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 3, Issue (ISC-2013), Pages 63-66, (2014)


Cobalt tartrate single crystals have been grown by gel growth method. The x-ray powder diffraction study has shown that the Cobalt tartrate has been crystallized in orthorhombic structure. The scanning electron microscope reveals the morphology of the crystal having nearly spherical particles embedded in coral reef structure. It resembles coral flower. The particle size is determined as 80.7.nm. The analysis of EDAX has shown the presence of Cobalt and oxygen. The FTIR study has shown the presence of O-H bond, C-H bond and metal –oxygen bond. The UV-Vis spectrum shows high absorption in the ultra-violet region at about 365.7nm which makes the material to be suitable for UV filters. The energy gap is determined as 1.33eV.


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