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Zeitschrift für Naturforschung A

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Volume 24, Issue 3 (Mar 1969)


Raman Spectra of Cinnabar (HgS), Realgar (As4S4) and Orpiment (As2S3)

W. Scheuermann
  • National Physical Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 395, Pretoria, South Africa
/ G. J. Ritter
  • National Physical Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 395, Pretoria, South Africa
Published Online: 2014-06-02 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/zna-1969-0317


The Raman shifts in naturally occurring cinnabar (HgS), realgar (As4S4) and orpiment (As2S3) have been measured at room temperature using a photoelectrically recording Raman spectrometer with He-Ne laser excitation at 6328 Å. By using the infra-red spectra of these compounds it was possible to make a partial assignment of these shifts. The number and symmetries of the Raman active phonons were calculated for the covalently bonded "sub-units". Most of the theoretically predicted vibrations were observed. The theory that realgar and orpiment are built from the same structural units could be supported.

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Received: 1968-12-14

Published Online: 2014-06-02

Published in Print: 1969-03-01

Citation Information: Zeitschrift für Naturforschung A, ISSN (Online) 1865-7109, ISSN (Print) 0932-0784, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/zna-1969-0317. Export Citation

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