Temperature Dependence of the SeH Vibrational Dephasing Time in Chalcogenide Glasses

  • R. J. Till
  • A. J. Sievers
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 112)


The concept of relating the properties of glass-like solids to their microscopic topology rather than to their chemical nature was originally introduced by Phillips [1] and later refined by Thorpe[2]. The key parameter in this model is the mean coordination number <r>, i. e. the average number of covalent bonds per atom. Constraint counting arguments lead to topological thresholds at <r> = 2.4 and <r> = 2.67. Both can be observed in different glasses as extrema or kinks in physical properties as a function of the mean coordination number, such as the glass forming temperature, the mean atomic volume or the dielectric constant[3–5].


Coordination Number Chalcogenide Glass Amorphous Solid Hole Burning Spectral Hole 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. J. Till
    • 1
  • A. J. Sievers
    • 1
  1. 1.L.A.S.S.P. and M.S.C.Cornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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