Raman scattering of type-I clathrate compounds

Yuichi Takasu, Takumi Hasegawa, Norio Ogita, Masayuki Udagawa, Marcos A. Avila, Koichiro Suekuni, Toshiro Takabatake

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Rattling motion of a guest ion in type-I clathrate compounds has been studied by Raman scattering measurements. The anomalous energy-decrease of guest atom vibration has been observed for Sr8Ga16Si 30-xGex and Ba8Ga16Si 30-xGex as well as A8Ga16Ge 30 with decreasing temperature. This result shows that the 4th order anharmonic potential is also important for the guest-ion motion of Sr- and Ba-clathrates. The energy of the guest mode observed by the Raman scattering is consistent with the Einstein temperature estimated by the specific heat measurements. It is confirmed that the off-center rattling plays an important role to suppress the lattice thermal conductivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)254-256
Number of pages3
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue numberSUPPL.A
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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