• The Raman X-ray reflections in organic crystals: III. Hexamethyl-tetramine

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      Lattice Vibration; Bragg Reflection; Sorbic Acid; Organic Crystal; Static Reflection

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      The X-ray reflections from the (110), (200), (211) and (111) planes of hexamethyl-tetramine shows that the intensities of the dynamic reflections follow the same order as the intensities of the corresponding static reflections. The Raman spots of the crystal are relatively sharp compared to those from organic and inorganic crystals of complicated structure. These observations are readily explained by the fact that the molecular and the crystal structures of the substance have a high order of symmetry and that for the principal planes there is only one Raman X-ray active lattice vibration which corresponds to a movement of the two molecules against each other along the cube diagonal. The geometry and orientation of the spots are also found to depend on the direction of the phase-waves connected with the above vibration.

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      C S Venkateswaran1

      1. Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
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