Physics of the Solid State

, Volume 47, Issue 3, pp 539–546 | Cite as

Vibration spectra and the valence force field of the LiCuVO4 crystal

  • V. B. Shirokov
  • Yu. I. Yuzyuk
  • V. I. Torgashev
  • A. S. Prokhorov
Lattice Dynamics and Phase Transitions


Polarized Raman spectra of single-crystal LiCuVO4 containing quasi-one-dimensional cuprate chains are measured. The force constants of the valence force field are calculated for the phonon modes at the center of the Brillouin zone with an accuracy sufficient to describe the experiment. From the results, it follows that the crystal contains rigid Cu-O-V-Cu-O-V structural rings with a charge distributed along their bonds.


Spectroscopy State Physics Raman Spectrum Force Field Force Constant 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. B. Shirokov
    • 1
  • Yu. I. Yuzyuk
    • 1
  • V. I. Torgashev
    • 1
  • A. S. Prokhorov
    • 2
  1. 1.Research Institute of PhysicsRostov State UniversityRostov-on-DonRussia
  2. 2.General Physics InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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