ISSN - 00213640, EISSN - 10906487, JETP Letters, 2013, vol. 98, p. 557-561
Dynamics of the BiTeI lattice at high pressures
Raman measurements of the phonon spectrum of BiTeI at pressures of up to 20 GPa have been performed. A decrease in the linewidth of E2 vibration by almost a factor of 2 with an increase in the pressure to 3 GPa has been detected. The frequencies of all four Raman active modes increase monotonically with the pressure. These lines are observed in spectra up to ∼8 GPa. Sharp change in the spectrum occurs at pressures of 8-9 GPa, indicating a transition to the high-pressure phase, which holds up to 20 GPa. This transition is reversible and hardly has any hysteresis. A sample in the high-pressure phase is single crystal. © 2013 Pleiades Publishing, Inc.