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Local real-space view of the achiral $1T\text{\ensuremath{-}}{\mathrm{TiSe}}_{2}$ $2\times2\times2$ charge density wave

  • Hildebrand, Baptiste Département de Physique and Fribourg Center for Nanomaterials, Université de Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Jaouen, Thomas Département de Physique and Fribourg Center for Nanomaterials, Université de Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Mottas, Marie-Laure Département de Physique and Fribourg Center for Nanomaterials, Université de Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Monney, Gaël Département de Physique and Fribourg Center for Nanomaterials, Université de Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Barreteau, C. Department of Quantum Matter Physics, University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Giannini, E. Department of Quantum Matter Physics, University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Bowler, D. R. London Centre for Nanotechnology and Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, United Kingdom
  • Aebi, Philipp Département de Physique and Fribourg Center for Nanomaterials, Université de Fribourg, Switzerland
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    30.03.2018
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  • Physical Review Letters. - 2018, vol. 120, no. 13, p. 136404
English The transition metal dichalcogenide 1T−TiSe2-two-dimensional layered material undergoing a commensurate 2×2×2 charge density wave (CDW) transition with a weak periodic lattice distortion (PLD) below ≈200 K. Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) combined with intentionally introduced interstitial Ti atoms allows us to go beyond the usual spatial resolution of STM and to intimately probe the three- dimensional character of the PLD. Furthermore, the inversion-symmetric achiral nature of the CDW in the z direction is revealed, contradicting the claimed existence of helical CDW stacking and associated chiral order. This study paves the way to a simultaneous real-space probing of both charge and structural reconstructions in CDW compounds.
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Faculté des sciences et de médecine
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Département de Physique
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