Vibrational spectra of rings in vitreous silica

S. W. de Leeuw, H. He, M. F. Thorpe

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We compute the local density-of-states associated with the coherent oxygen breathing motion of three and four membered rings in vitreous silica. While some individual rings have sharp responses with widths as small as 8 cm-1, the system as a whole will not have as sharp a response as observed experimentally in the D1 and D2 "defect lines" unless the rings are very homogeneous in shape.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)343-346
Number of pages4
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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