Dielectric response of rock-salt crystals at finite temperatures from first principles

Nimrod Benshalom, Guy Reuveni, Roman Korobko, Omer Yaffe, Olle Hellman

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We combine ab initio simulations and Raman scattering measurements to demonstrate explicit anharmonic effects in the temperature-dependent dielectric response of a NaCl single crystal. We measure the temperature evolution of its Raman spectrum and compare it to both a quasiharmonic and anharmonic model. Results demonstrate the necessity of including anharmonic lattice dynamics to explain the dielectric response of NaCl, as it is manifested in Raman scattering. Our model fully captures the linear dielectric response of a crystal at finite temperatures and may therefore be used to calculate the temperature dependence of other material properties governed by it.

Original languageEnglish
Article number033607
JournalPhysical Review Materials
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2022
Externally publishedYes

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