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Brillouin Scattering Investigation of Solvation Dynamics in Succinonitrile-Lithium Salt Plastic Crystalline Electrolytes

Das, Supti and Bhadram, Venkata Srinu and Narayana, Chandrabhas and Bhattacharyya, Aninda J (2011) Brillouin Scattering Investigation of Solvation Dynamics in Succinonitrile-Lithium Salt Plastic Crystalline Electrolytes. In: Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 115 (43). pp. 12356-12361.

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Official URL: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jp204869t

Abstract

Temperature dependent Brillouin scattering studies have been performed to ascertain the influence of solvent dynamics on ion-transport in succinonitrile-lithium salt plastic crystalline electrolytes. Though very rarely employed, we observe that Brillouin spectroscopy is an invaluable tool for investigation of solvent dynamics. Analysis of various acoustic (long wavelength) phonon modes observed in the Brillouin scattering spectra reveal the influence of trans-gauche isomerism and as well as ion-association effects on ion transport. Although pristine SN and dilute SN-LiClO(4) samples show only the bulk longitudinal-acoustic (LA) mode, concentrated SN-LiClO(4) (similar to 0.3-1 M) electrolytes display both the bulk LA mode as well as salt induced brillouin modes at ambient temperature. The appearance of more than one brillouin mode is attributed to the scattering of light from regions with different compressibilities (''compactness''). Correspondingly, these modes show a large decrease in the full width at half-maximum (abbreviated as nu(f)) as the temperature decreases. Anomalous temperature dependent behavior of nu(f) with addition of salt could be attributed to the presence of disorder or strong coupling with a neighbor. The shape of the spectrum was evaluated using a Lorentzian and Fano line shape function depending on the nature and behavior of the Brillouin modes.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
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Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2011 08:51
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2011 08:51
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/42056

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