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Temperature dependence of the damping constant and the relaxation time close to the tetragonal-cubic phase transition in SrZrO3

The damping constant Gamma(sp) due to the pseudospin-phonon coupling is calculated as a function of temperature using the pseudospin-phonon coupled model and the energy fluctuation model close to the tetragonal-cubic transition (T-C = 1443 K) in SrZrO3. Using the observed Raman frequencies and the linewidth (FWHM) of the soft modes (E-g and A(1g)) from the literature, predictions of both models studied, are examined for the tetragonal-cubic transition in this crystalline system. Values of the activation energy U are extracted and also the inverse relaxation time is predicted as a function of temperature close to the phase transition studied in SrZrO3.