Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy


Date of this Version

November 1975


Published by American Physical Society. Phys. Rev. B 12, 3783 (1975). Copyright © 1975 American Physical Society. Permission to use.


The effect of uniaxial stress along [100] on the unstable A1 (TO) phonon, 47 cm-1 at room temperature, in ferroelectric (<159°C) gadolinium molybdate has been studied by Raman scattering at 138, 141, 146, and 155°C. An increase in peak frequency and narrowing of the line shape is observed with increasing stress. The data are analyzed by fitting to a Lorentzian line shape. The force-constant parameter is insensitive to both stress and temperature, whereas the damping constant decreases nonlinearly with stress, approaching an asymptotic value at high stress.

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