Stable (TeO2)n polymers (n < 7) in the form of chains, rings and three-dimensional entities are studied through the ab initio B3LYP calculations including their Raman spectra, polarizabilities and hyperpolarizabilities. The 3D-polymers are found to be the most stable, and can be proposed as the model fragments of TeO2 glass. According to the calculations, the huge hyperpolarizability of TeO2-based compounds is likely to be related to the essentially delocalized electron states (inherent to polymerized systems), and not to the electron lone pairs of tellurium atoms.
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- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Ceramics and Composites
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Materials Chemistry