Ultrafast optically-induced melting of trimer clusters in 1T'-TaTe2

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

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Relativistic ultrafast electron diffraction is used to track the transient structural dynamics of tantalum ditelluride. We observe rapid photo-induced melting of its low-temperature trimer superstructure as driven by intra-trimer charge transfer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberJW7A.112
JournalOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
StatePublished - 2021
EventLaser Science, LS 2021 - Part of Frontiers in Optics, FiO 2021 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: Nov 1 2021Nov 4 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials

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