Raman spectroscopy of crystalline, glassy, and molten states of lead diborate

Sobol, A. A.; Shukshin, V. E.; Zaitsev, A. I. OPTICS AND SPECTROSCOPY, 121 (6):810-818; Doi: 10.1134/S0030400X16120249 DEC 2016

Polarized Raman spectra of single crystals of lead diborate, PbB4O7 (PBO), are studied in detail at 300 K. The TO-, LO-, and IO-phonon lines of the A1, A2, B1, and B2 symmetries in the Raman spectra of this compound are assigned. Changes in the Raman spectra of the internal vibrations of boron–oxygen complexes upon transition from the crystalline to the glassy and the molten states of PBO are observed. On the basis of the obtained results, the regularities in the formation of boron–oxygen complexes in glasses, melts, and crystals of the PbO · 2B2O3, SrO · 2B2O3, and Li2O · 2B2O3. diborate compositions are analyzed.