Journal of Low Temperature Physics vol:137 issue:3-4 pages:319-334
Neutron-irradiated quartz crystal is one of the interesting materials for the study of the glassy dynamics. The temperature and frequency dependence of the sound velocity in amorphous materials at temperatures above the low-temperature maximum is not well understood. In this paper we present the results of our measurements of the variation of the ultrasound velocity (270 - 650 MHz) in neutron-irradiated quartz crystals with different irradiation doses in temperature range 5 - 35 K. We have found that the temperature dependence of the ultrasound velocity is linear in the, sample with a dose < 10(19) n/cm(2) and is sublinear in samples with a dose > 10(19) n/cm(2). We discuss our results in the framework of the different theoretical approaches.