Raman-scattering study of high-pressure phase transition and amorphization of resorcinol

S. K. Deb, M. A. Rekha, A. P. Roy, V. Vijayakumar, S. Meenakshi, B. K. Godwal

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Crystalline resorcinol [C6H4(OH)2] has been shown to amorphize at 40 kbars, solely using Raman scattering. The external modes vanish resulting in a spectrum similar to the density of states spectrum, but the internal modes persist indicating a breakdown of translational and orientational correlation between the molecules. The amorphous state recrystallizes after the pressure is released. We also provide additional information on the known α to β phase transition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11491-11494
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number17
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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