Low Temperature Physics: 32, 1067 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2389013 (5 pages)
Fizika Nizkikh Temperatur: Volume 32, Number 11 (November 2006), p. 1402-1408 ( to contents , go back )
Infrared study of high-pressure molecular phases of carbon dioxide
Valentina M. Giordano1,2, Federico A. Gorelli1,3, and Roberto Bini1,4
1 LENS, European Laboratory for Non-linear Spectroscopy and INFM Via Carrara 1, Sesto Fiorentino, Firenze I-50019, Italy
2 IMPMC/Physique des Milieux Denses, CNRS UMR 7590, Universit Pierre et Marie Curie 140 rue Lourmel, Paris 75015, France
3 CRS-SOFT-INFM-CNR, c/o Universita di Roma La Sapienza P.zza A. Moro 2, Roma I-00185, Italy
4 Dipartimento di Chimica dell'Universita di Firenze Via della Lastruccia 3, Sesto Fiorentino, Firenze I-50019, Italy
Received April 14, 2006
The infrared absorption spectra of the high-pressure crystalline phases II, III and IV of solid CO2 were studied by using a resistive heated diamond anvil cell up to 30 GPa. The employment of crystal slabs having thickness of ~ 2 mm allowed the study of the strongly absorbing fundamental bending and antisymmetric stretching modes without saturation. These are the first data for phases II and IV in the fundamental modes spectral region, furthermore the high samples quality allowed to improve, with respect to previous studies, the characterization of the infrared spectra of phases I and III. The comparison of the spectral structure and of the frequency evolution with pressure of the crystal modes between phase I and the higher pressure phases clearly indicates the close resemblance among all these phases. In particular, the dramatic change of the intermolecular interaction claimed for phases II (dimeric association) and IV (large molecular bending) can be ruled out and, as a consequence, the hypothesis of a transition from the molecular phase I to the silica-like phase V through intermediate nonmolecular phases discarded.
Key words: infrared absorption spectra, high-pressure molecular phases, vibrational properties.