AN INTERPRETATION OF THE INFRARED SPECTRA OF FUSED SILICA.
ROCHESTER UNIV N Y DEPT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
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A vibrational analysis was performed for fused silica assuming the existence of short range order in the glassy network. This short range order was described by an average structural unit based on the model of alpha-quartz. The analysis consisted of using a group theoretical method and the Wilson FG matrix techniques to predict sixteen normal mode vibrational frequencies based on a diagonal force field. The most probable value of the three force constants, which were obtained by making the best fit between the calculated vibrational frequencies and the measured spectral values, is K sub r 480,000 dynescm Si-0 stretching K sub alpha 35,000 dynescm 0-Si-0 bending K sub beta 5,000 dynescm Si-0-Si bending. Although adherence to the selection rules was not observed, fifteen out of the sixteen predicted frequencies were within the experimental spectra of fused silica reported in the literature. Author
- Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy