The Raman spectrum of icosahedral alpha-boron presents a very sharp peak at 525 cm(-1) that was consistently rejected from the lattice modes but is still unexplained. New Raman scattering experiments under pressure are compared with ab initio lattice dynamics calculations. The very good agreement of the mode frequencies and their pressure coefficients yields unambiguous assignment of all observed features, including the 525 cm(-1) line which is a highly harmonic librational mode of the icosahedron and mainly involves bond bending. This mode is also identified in the Raman spectrum of other icosahedral boron-rich solids.
|Titolo:||Lattice dynamics of icosahedral alpha-boron under pressure|
|Autori:||Vast N; Baroni S; Zerah G; Besson JM; Polian A; Grimsditch M; Chervin JC|
|Rivista:||PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1997|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1103/PhysRevLett.78.693|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Journal article|