Elastic properties of (PbySn1−y )2P2S6 solid solutions were studied using Brillouin scattering technique. Different scattering geometries were used for sound velocities determination that make it possible to find all components of the stiffness tensor. The concentration dependencies of volume compressibility, the Grüneisen parameter and Debye temperature were investigated. The results obtained were used to analyze chemical bonding with substitution of tin by lead at room temperature in the crystals under consideration.
 Yu. M. Vysochanskii, T. Janssen, R. Currat, R. Folk, J. Banys, J. Grigas, V. Samulionis, Phase transitions in phosphorous chalcogenide ferroelectrics (Vilnius University Publishing House, Vilnius, 2006)
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