Raman mode assignments of HgBa2CuO4+δ crystallites

Hye Gyong Lee, Hye Soo Shin, In Sang Yang, Jae Jun Yu, Nam H. Hur

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We have studied the Raman modes in HgBa2CuO4+δ crystallites through polarized Raman measurements. The Raman peaks at 158 and 592 cm-1 are assigned to be the Ba A1g mode and the O(2) A1g mode respectively. This is in reasonable agreement with the results of LDA total-energy phonon calculations of HgBa2CuO4+δ. To clarify symmetry and site assignment for the mode near 570 cm-1, we studied its behavior at elevated temperatures. Together with a thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), it is found that the 570 cm-1 mode is not related to the O(3) 'interstitial' oxygen as suggested by some authors. However, the polarization dependence of the 570 cm-1 mode shows no conclusive sign of Eg symmetry contrary to our previous speculation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-39
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its Applications
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 10 Nov 1994


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