In addition to four Eu phonons, Nd2CuO4-y single crystals show far-infrared reflectivity peaks which depend on temperature and y. They provide evidence for the insurgence of local modes induced by doping. The so called d- or J-band at ∼ 1000 cm-1 can be partially resolved, and shown to be produced by combination bands of those local modes. These results provide direct evidence for polaron formation in this compound.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Materials Chemistry