Raman scattering study on fractal structures in YSZ

H. Yugami, S. Matsuo, M. Ishigame

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Low-frequency Raman scattering spectra in yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) were measured on several samples with different compositions. It is found that the frequency dependence of the Raman intensity can be represented by two straight lines with different slopes on a log-log scale. Since the slope in the lower-frequency region obeys a ω4 law, the region below the crossover frequency ωco is assigned to the "phonon region". On the other hand, Raman spectra above ωco cannot be explained by a Debye model, but can be interpreted in terms of a fracton model. The fractal and fracton dimensionalities are estimated in this system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1264-1268
Number of pages5
JournalSolid State Ionics
Issue numberPART 2
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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