Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy


Date of this Version

March 1974


Published Phys. Rev. B 11, 5153 (1975). Permission to use.


Measurements of the second-order Raman spectra of CsCl, CsBr, and CsI have been made at both 300 and 80 °K. From these the three independent spectral components, A 1g, E g, and T 2g, have been determined for all three crystals at both temperatures. A theoretical interpretation of these data has been carried out using the phenomenological Born-Bradburn model to describe the Raman polarizability tensor and the deformation-dipole model to provide the lattice-dynamical eigendata. We have found it possible to obtain an excellent description of the observed spectra retaining 16 of the first- and second-neighbor polarizability derivatives in the Born-Bradburn expressions for the elements of the polarizability tensor. We have also found that only three of these need be retained to obtain a good semiquantitative fit to the observed spectra.

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