Strong Coupling of Folded Phonons with Plasmons in 6H-SiC Micro/Nanocrystals
AbstractSilicon carbide (SiC) has a large number of polytypes of which 3C-, 4H-, 6H-SiC are most common. Since different polytypes have different energy gaps and electrical properties, it is important to identify and characterize various SiC polytypes. Here, Raman scattering is performed on 6H-SiC micro/nanocrystal (MNC) films to investigate all four folded transverse optic (TO) and longitudinal optic (LO) modes. With increasing film thickness, the four folded TO modes exhibit the same frequency downshift, whereas the four folded LO modes show a gradually-reduced downshift. For the same film thickness, all the folded modes show larger frequency downshifts with decreasing MNC size. Based on plasmons on MNCs, these folded modes can be attributed to strong coupling of the folded phonons with plasmons which show different strengths for the different folded modes while changing the film thickness and MNC size. This work provides a useful technique to identify SiC polytypes from Raman scattering. View Full-Text
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Huang, Y.; Yang, R.; Xiong, S.; Chen, J.; Wu, X. Strong Coupling of Folded Phonons with Plasmons in 6H-SiC Micro/Nanocrystals. Molecules 2018, 23, 2296.
Huang Y, Yang R, Xiong S, Chen J, Wu X. Strong Coupling of Folded Phonons with Plasmons in 6H-SiC Micro/Nanocrystals. Molecules. 2018; 23(9):2296.Chicago/Turabian Style
Huang, Yao; Yang, Run; Xiong, Shijie; Chen, Jian; Wu, Xinglong. 2018. "Strong Coupling of Folded Phonons with Plasmons in 6H-SiC Micro/Nanocrystals." Molecules 23, no. 9: 2296.
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