Boson peak in low-frequency Raman spectra of AsxS 100-x glasses: Nanocluster contribution

Roman Holomb, Volodimir Mitsa, Patrik Johanssonand, Miklos Veres

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The origin of the Boson peak was investigated using Raman spectroscopy and ab initio calculations. Low frequency Raman active vibrational modes of different branchy-, ring- and cage-like AsmSn nanoclusters were calculated and compared to experimentally determined Raman spectra of AsxS100-x glasses with different compositon. A good correlation was found between the spectral features and the calculated Raman modes. The possible structural nature of the Boson peak in arsenic chalcogenides is proposed and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)885-888
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (C) Current Topics in Solid State Physics
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - May 27 2010
Event23rd International Conference on Amorphous and Nanocrystalline Semiconductors, ICANS23 - Utrecht, Netherlands
Duration: Aug 23 2009Aug 28 2009


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  • Condensed Matter Physics

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