The pressure dependence of the polarized Raman scattering of quartz was studied under hydrostatic conditions up to 9 GPa. We extended the available pressure calibrations, usually limited to the two most intense peaks, to a larger number of modes, providing polynomial functions that describe the relationship between pressure P and wavenumber shift Δ ω for the 128-, 206-, 265-, 464-, 696-, 809-, 1080- and 1161-cm - 1 modes. For the first time, the pressure behavior of the LO-TO splitting is characterized up to 9 GPa under hydrostatic conditions. The pressure-induced wavenumber changes and derived phonon compressibilities show that longitudinal and transverse modes can be used interchangeably for the calculation of strains through the Grüneisen tensor to derive the strains in crystals, such as mineral inclusions, under non-hydrostatic conditions. A careful examination of the linewidths as a function of pressure shows that they are sensitive to the metastability of the quartz structure with respect to the high-pressure silica polymorphs. It is proposed that strong multiphonon interactions contribute to the stability of the structure of quartz at ambient conditions.

Quartz metastability at high pressure: what new can we learn from polarized Raman spectroscopy?

Morana M.;Angel R. J.;Alvaro M.
2020

Abstract

The pressure dependence of the polarized Raman scattering of quartz was studied under hydrostatic conditions up to 9 GPa. We extended the available pressure calibrations, usually limited to the two most intense peaks, to a larger number of modes, providing polynomial functions that describe the relationship between pressure P and wavenumber shift Δ ω for the 128-, 206-, 265-, 464-, 696-, 809-, 1080- and 1161-cm - 1 modes. For the first time, the pressure behavior of the LO-TO splitting is characterized up to 9 GPa under hydrostatic conditions. The pressure-induced wavenumber changes and derived phonon compressibilities show that longitudinal and transverse modes can be used interchangeably for the calculation of strains through the Grüneisen tensor to derive the strains in crystals, such as mineral inclusions, under non-hydrostatic conditions. A careful examination of the linewidths as a function of pressure shows that they are sensitive to the metastability of the quartz structure with respect to the high-pressure silica polymorphs. It is proposed that strong multiphonon interactions contribute to the stability of the structure of quartz at ambient conditions.
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/11571/1352517
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 7
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 7
social impact