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Raman Scattering in Amorphous Semiconductors

  • M. H. Brodsky
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Part of the Topics in Applied Physics book series (TAP, volume 8)

Abstract

Much of the study of Raman scattering in crystalline materials focuses on the few allowed single phonon processes. The corresponding interest in amorphous materials is on the breakdown of selection rules and the broad range of allowed scattering processes. Because of the absence of a well defined crystal momentum, a larger wealth of information about vibrational spectra can be extracted from Raman scattering in amorphous materials. In this chapter we shall be concerned with the experimental and theoretical results obtained from the prototypical elemental and compound amorphous semiconductors and how those results have been used to elucidate the vibrational levels and structure of the amorphous state. The structural results are both supplementary and complementary to information obtainable by the traditional structural analysis techniques of X-ray, electron and neutron diffraction.

Keywords

Raman Spectrum Dispersion Curve Raman Scattering Vibrational Spectrum Amorphous Semiconductor 
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