Vibrational spectroscopy of MgB2 by neutron inelastic scattering

Takahiro Muranaka, Tetsuya Yokoo, Masatoshi Arai, Erena Margiolaki, Kierin Brigatti, Kosmas Prassides, Oreg Petrenko, Jun Akimitsu

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Neutron inelastic scattering measurements have been performed on superconducting MgB2 up to 80 and 130 meV over a wide range of scattering angles (3.14° - 127,5°) at the temperature range between 23 k and 270 K. In the measurements by Ei = 80 meV, we found fine structures in the phonon density of states of MgB2, which has been anticipated by theoretical calculation, especially in the energy range 30 to 40 meV and 45 to 55 meV. Moreover, in the measurements by Ei = 130 meV, the temperature dependence of the integrated intensity of the generalized phonon density-of-states, where we made multi-phonon corrections, shows a clear anomalous behavior (the integrated intensity increases with decreasing temperature) in the energy range 75 to 80 meV and 87 to 91 meV. Since these energy regions are close to the energy of E2g phonon mode (B in-plane bond stretching) and B1g phonon mode (B out-of-plane bond bending), this behavior can be interpreted as an evidence for a substantial contribution to the electron-phonon coupling from these phonons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)338-340
Number of pages3
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue numberSUPPL.
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Electron-phonon coupling
  • MgB
  • Neutron inelastic scattering
  • Phonon density-of-states
  • Superconductivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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