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1984

John R. Hardy Papers

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Model Calculations Of The Micrometer To Millimeter Intrinsic Absorption For Simple Ceramics, John R. Hardy, P. J. Edwardson, J. A. O'Gara Nov 1984

Model Calculations Of The Micrometer To Millimeter Intrinsic Absorption For Simple Ceramics, John R. Hardy, P. J. Edwardson, J. A. O'Gara

John R. Hardy Papers

A systematic study has been made of the strength of the intrinsic absorption, or loss, for millimeter to micrometer electromagnetic radiation propagating in simple ceramic materials. This study employed a number of model diatomic systems whose simplicity enabled the basic two-phonon decay process, responsible for this intrinsic loss, to be computed with precision, even at the lowest frequencies, on a dedicated microcomputer. It was found that, at least at low frequencies, the loss was a relatively structureless universal function of the atomic mass ratio, in general agreement with earlier results for real alkali halides. In particular, it was found that ...


Central-Peak-Soft-Mode, Coupling In Ferroelectric Gd2(Moo4)3, J. Petzelt, F. Smutny, V. Katkanant, F. G. Ullman, John R. Hardy, A. A. Volkov, G. V. Kozlov, S. P. Lebedev Nov 1984

Central-Peak-Soft-Mode, Coupling In Ferroelectric Gd2(Moo4)3, J. Petzelt, F. Smutny, V. Katkanant, F. G. Ullman, John R. Hardy, A. A. Volkov, G. V. Kozlov, S. P. Lebedev

John R. Hardy Papers

Transmission measurements on Gd2(MoO4)3 in the ( 5-50)-cm-1 region were performed with use of tunable backward-wave oscillator sources (5-30 cm>-1) and a Fourier spectrometer (30-50 cm>-1). The resulting dielectric spectra show an additional low-frequency dispersion which was fitted with a standard central-peak model. Its characteristic relaxation frequency is ~20 cm>-1 and the coupling between the soft mode and central mode increases near the transition temperature. This model also accounts very well for the weak anomaly in the clamped permittivity Ec measured at 63 MHz. The same central mode was used to ...