Ultrafast photo-induced melting of the trimer superstructure in TaTe2

K. M. Siddiqui, D. B. Durham, F. Cropp, S. Rajpurohit, C. Ophus, Y. Zhu, J. D. Carlstrom, C. Stavrakas, Z. Mao, A. Raja, P. Musumeci, L. Z. Tan, A. M. Minor, D. Filippetto, R. A. Kaindl

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Abstract

We report the first ultrafast study of TaTe2, utilizing MeV-scale ultrafast electron diffraction to reveal rapid photo-induced melting of its low-temperature trimer super-structure. Density-functional calculations indicate intra-trimer charge transfer as a trigger of this transformation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2021 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2021 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781943580910
StatePublished - May 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event2021 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2021 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: May 9 2021May 14 2021

Publication series

Name2021 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2021 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2021 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online
Period5/9/215/14/21

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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