Raman scattering study of Sr14-xCaxCu24O41

Ichiro Nagai, Minoru Osada, Masato Kakihana, Takashi Noji, Tadashi Adachi, Yoji Koike

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Raman spectra of Sr14-xCaxCu24O41 in single-crystal and polycrystalline samples were investigated. At first, from the polarization and a comparison with previous reports on isostructural compounds, we identify the (4Ag+4B1g+3B2g+B3g) modes that are Raman active within the simple Fmmm structure. Second, it is clear that hole carriers transfer from chain to ladder with substituting Sr for Ca in Sr14Cu24O41, because on the one hand the intensity for modes associated with oxygen vibrations for chain increases and on the other hand the one associated with ladder decreases with Ca content x increasing. Third, we observe new additional modes at low temperature in this system. Especially, for both Sr14Cu24O41 and Sr7.2Ca6.8Cu24O41, the temperature, at which the new mode near 500 cm-1 shows up, is nearly identical to the temperature, at which the electrical and magnetic anomalies have been observed. This result is consistent with the picture that holes in the ladder are paired and localized below the temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1004-1008
Number of pages5
JournalFuntai Oyobi Fummatsu Yakin/Journal of the Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Sept
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys


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