High-resolution stimulated Brillouin gain spectroscopy of liquid benzene shows no evidence of a "structural transition"

Journal Article

We have used high-resolution stimulated Brillouin gain spectroscopy to search for evidence of a "structural transition" within the liquid phase of benzene. On the basis of previous measurements of depolarized light scattering intensities and Brillouin line shifts, it has been proposed that such a transition occurs in the temperature range 42-48°C (Rozhdestvenskaya, N. B.; Smirnova, L. V. J. Chem. Phys. 1991, 95, 1223). Our highly accurate Brillouin shift measurements show a linear dependence on temperature from 24 to 69°C, with no sign of any anomaly. © 1992 American Chemical Society.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Grubbs, WT; MacPhail, RA

Published Date

  • 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 96 / 22

Start / End Page

  • 8688 - 8690

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-3654