Brillouin scattering study of methanol at high pressure

Scott A. Lee, A. Anderson, Stuart Lindsay, R. C. Hanson

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Brillouin scattering has been used to study methanol as a function of pressure up to 8.4 GPa. Our near-forward-scattering experiments yield the pressure dependence of the velocity of longitudinal acoustic (LA) phonons, while we determine the pressure dependence of the product of the index of refraction and the LA phonon velocity from our backscattering experiments. The pressure dependence of the LA phonon lifetimes is obtained from the linewidth of the measured Brillouin peaks. From our backscattering experiments we find that the normalized phonon attenuation is a decreasing function of pressure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)230-232
Number of pages3
JournalHigh Pressure Research
Issue number1-6
StatePublished - Apr 1 1990


  • Brillouin scattering
  • elastic properties
  • hydrogen bonding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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