Elastic Properties of YbX (X = As, P, N) Single Crystals Determined by Brillouin Scattering from Surface Acoustic Phonons

  • M. Mendik
  • P. Wachter
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 112)


Inelastic light scattering techniques probe the samples by a contactless way at a small laser beam spot and therefore experiments under various conditions are possible. Brillouin scattering (BS) detects thermally excited phonons with a wavevector k ≌ 0 in the GHz range. Recently performed Raman and Infrared absorption experiments [1] on stoichiometric single crystals spurred a complete determination of the elastic properties of the Yb monopnictides with respect to a complete identification of both optical and acoustic phonons.


Anisotropy Helium Rocksalt 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Mendik
    • 1
  • P. Wachter
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratorium für FestkörperphysikEidgenössische Technische Hochschule ZürichZürichSwitzerland

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