Raman spectroscopic study of benitoite-type compounds

Yoshihiro Takahashi, Kenichiro Iwasaki, Hirokazu Masai, Takumi Fujiwara

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Raman scattering measurements were performed in the benitoite-type BaTiSi3O9, BaZrSi3O9, BaSnSi 3O9 and tetragermanate-type BaGe4O9 phases in order to elucidate the spectroscopic and structural features of D 2/vG(T3O9)-type compounds (expressed by Smith's notation) with the GO6 octahedral unit isolated by the T 3O9 ring. The Raman band assignments in middle and high wavenumber region wes also carried out. In addition, the wavenumber of antisymmetric stretching vibration mode, vas, for Si-O-G bond was calculated by means of combination of the simple molecular model and Badger's rule, and compared with the experimental results. It was suggested that the vas was governed by the force constant of T-Oax bond, which was connected with the G4+.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1139-1142
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Ceramic Society of Japan
Issue number1358
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Oct


  • Badger's rule
  • Bazirite
  • Benitoite
  • Raman scattering spectra
  • Tetragermanate


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