Sound attenuation in a unexplored frequency region: Brillouin ultraviolet light scattering measurements in v-SiO2

Year: 2005

Authors: Benassi P., Caponi S., Eramo R., Fontana A., Giugni A., Nardone M., Sampoli M., Viliani G.

Autors Affiliation: Dipartimento di Fisica, Università dell’Aquila, I-67100 L’Aquila, Italy
Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Trento, I-38050 Povo Trento, Italy
Dipartimento di Fisica and LENS, Università di Firenze, I-50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Firenze, Italy
Dipartimento di Energetica, Università di Firenze, I-50139, Firenze, Italy
INFM CRS-SOFT, c/o Università di Roma “La Sapienza,” I-00185, Roma, Italy

Abstract: We report ultraviolet Brillouin light-scattering experimental data on v-SiO2 in an unexplored frequency region, performed with a newly available spectrometer, up to exchanged wave vector q values of 0.075 nm−1, at different temperatures. The measured attenuation follows a q2 law and is temperature dependent. Such temperature dependence is found to be in good agreement with that measured at lower q, suggesting that the broadening of the Brillouin peak is mainly due to a dynamic attenuation mechanism. The comparison of the present data with those obtained by inelastic x-ray and visible scattering indicates the existence of a crossover among different attenuation mechanisms, whose nature is briefly discussed.

Journal/Review: PHYSICAL REVIEW. B, CONDENSED MATTER AND MATERIALS PHYSICS

Volume: 71 (17)      Pages from: 172201-1  to: 172201-4

KeyWords: Glass-forming liquids; X-ray-scattering; Vitreous silica; Propagating mides; Vibrational exitations; Supercooled liquids; Transverse dynamics; Acoustic phonons; Boson peak; Systems
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.71.172201

Citations: 51
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