Vibrational Spectroscopy At High External Pressures

Vibrational Spectroscopy At High External Pressures

The Diamond Anvil Cell

1st Edition - November 1, 1984

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  • Author: John R. Ferraro
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323158107

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Vibrational Spectroscopy at High External Pressures: The Diamond Anvil Cell presents the effects of high pressure on the vibrational properties of materials as accomplished in a diamond anvil cell (DAC). The DAC serves the dual purpose of generating the pressures and being transparent to infrared radiation, allowing the observation of changes caused by pressure. The optical probes highlighted will deal principally with infrared and Raman scattering, although some observations in the visible region will also be presented. The book begins with a discussion of the effects of pressure and pressure units. This is followed by separate chapters on the instrumentation needed to study vibrational transitions under pressure and pressure calibration and various methods used to measure pressure in the DAC. Subsequent chapters deal with applications in basic areas of inorganic, coordination, and organic compounds. These include the effects of pressure on spin states and various geometries; pressure effects on organic molecules; applications in geochemistry, conductors, forensic science, and lubricants; and miscellaneous topics such as metallic hydrogen, metallic xenon, and CuCl.

Table of Contents

  • Preface


    Chapter 1 Introduction

    1. Effects of Pressure

    2. Pressure Units



    Chapter 2 Instrumentation

    1. Introduction

    2. High-Pressure Optical Cell

    3. Optical Windows for Use at High Pressures

    4. Optical Instrumentation in the IR and for Raman Experiments

    5. Optical Link of Pressure Cell to Optical Cell

    6. Generation of Temperatures Simultaneously with Pressure in the DAC

    7. Complementary Measurements in the DAC



    Chapter 3 Pressure Calibration

    1. Introduction

    2. Methods of Pressure Calibration



    Chapter 4 Inorganic Compounds

    1. Introduction

    2. Elements (Nonmetals)

    3. Type AX (II-VI and III-IV Compounds)

    4. Alkali Metal Halides (AB)

    5. Alkaline-Earth Fluorides

    6. Thallium Iodide

    7. Bihalide Salts

    8. AB2 Halides

    9. Miscellaneous Systems

    10. Miscellaneous Inorganic Compounds

    11. Ionic Conductors



    Chapter 5 Coordination Compounds

    1. Solid-State Structural Conversions



    Chapter 6 Organic and Biological Compounds

    1. Organic Molecules

    2. Biological Compounds


    Review Articles


    Chapter 7 Special Applications

    1. Geochemical and Geophysical Applications

    2. Electrical Conductor Applications

    3. Lubricant Studies

    4. Forensic Science



    Chapter 8 Miscellaneous Applications

    1. Metallic Hydrogen

    2. Metallic Xenon

    3. Cuprous Chloride—Superconductor or Not?



    Additional Bibliography


Product details

  • No. of pages: 278
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1984
  • Published: November 1, 1984
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323158107

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John R. Ferraro

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