Infrared active optical vibrations of graphite

R. J. Nemanich, G. Lucovsky, S. A. Solin

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The infrared refectivity of graphite has been measured for E⊥c and E□c and the frequencies of the "out-of-plane" A2u symmetry mode and the "in-plane" E1u symmetry mode have been determined to be 868 cm-1, respectively. Macroscopic effective charges for each mode have also been calculated, 0.08e for A2u and 0.41e for E1u. The assignment of the A2u frequency has enabled us to evaluate the magnitude of a four-body force that has been used to characterize the graphite lattice modes involving out-of-plane displacements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-120
Number of pages4
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 1977
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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