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.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Funtai Oyobi Fummatsu Yakin/Journal of the Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy|
|Publication status||Published - 1999 Sept|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Mechanical Engineering
- Metals and Alloys