Disordered Solids, Optical Properties by G.K. Horton and A.A. Maradudin (Eds.)

By G.K. Horton and A.A. Maradudin (Eds.)

The volumes which contain ``Dynamical houses of Solids'' supply certain discussions on all issues of present theoretical and experimental curiosity within the box of lattice dynamics. The dialogue of those issues is prefaced by way of chapters facing the elemental techniques of the idea of lattice dynamics, which makes this sequence of books a self-contained exposition of the topic. every one bankruptcy covers a selected element of the topic and is written by means of a well-known authority within the box

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Measurements of this type are important because they provide the only clear test of whether the absorp­ tion results from phonons similar to those present in crystalline solids or from the highly anharmonic tunnelling modes. Unfortnately such measure­ ments have not yet been performed in the far infrared because they require rather high powers (von Schickfus and Hunklinger 1977). Far infrared laser sources coupled with cavity techniques borrowed from standard microwave procedures should be capable of observing saturation if it exists in the far infrared.

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24 that below about 10-20 c m the infrared absorption is temperature dependent, a fact which was first pointed out for S i 0 by Wong and Whalley (1971) from far infrared data and by Amrhein and Mueller (1968a, b) from microwave data. The dotted lines in fig. 5 (Stolen - 1 2 R D. Weaire and P. C. Taylor 48 Ch. 1 1970, Gorman and Solin 1976, Nemanich 1977). Because of the experimen­ tal difficulties in measuring Raman scattering at low frequencies (cf. 1) the Raman data generally cover a less extended frequency range.

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