Polarized Raman Scattering from Small Single Crystals

Author: Swanson, Basil I.

Source: Applied Spectroscopy, Volume 27, Issue 3, Pages 155-237 (May/June 1973) , pp. 235-237(3)

Publisher: Society for Applied Spectroscopy

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Polarized Raman scattering from single crystals can provide definitive evidence for assigning symmetry species to vibrational modes. Unfortunately, reflection from crystal faces and surface imperfections scrambles the polarization of the scattered radiation. Reflection problems can be avoided for large crystals by polishing the crystal surfaces. For small crystals this is not possible. Consequently, studies of small crystals have generally utilized 180° viewing, which minimizes reflection problems. A simple and inexpensive technique for studying the polarization of Raman scattering (90° viewing) from small single crystals is presented here.

Keywords: Cs2-LiCo(CN)6; Raman scattering; Single crystal

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1366/000370273774333669

Affiliations: Department of Chemistry, New York University, New York, New York 10453

Publication date: May 1, 1973

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