Lattice dynamics and phonon line shapes in Ar36 at high temperatures

J. Eckert, R. W. Youngblood

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The inelastic neutron scattering technique has been used to measure phonon frequencies and phonon line shapes in Ar36 at temperatures of 81 K [lattice constant a=5.465(2) A] and 55 K [a=5.440(2) A] primarily along the [100] and [110] directions. The 81-K data combined with earlier results for small wave vector by Fujii et al. were fitted to a force-constant model. Detailed comparisons are made of the observed phonon line shapes with those computed from the self-consistent harmonic approximation with added cubic anharmonicity (Glyde and co-workers) and molecular-dynamics simulations (Hansen and Klein). The agreement at high temperatures though still quite satisfactory, was found to be not as good as at low temperatures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2770-2776
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1986


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