“Charge modulation in two-dimensional compounds”, Pierre Monceau (CNRS and University Grenoble-Alpes)

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 4:00pm
Condensed Matter Physics Journal club Seminar

Although the first measurements demonstrating charge modulation were performed forty years ago, many open questions are now the matter of intense researches.

In the first part, I will review some recent results obtained on transition dichalcogenides (MX2) compounds such as : mechanism of the Peierls transition,  effect of strong electron-phonon coupling, soft mode in the phonon dispersion, ground state in a single layer…..

Then I will describe some of the properties of a new family of 2D compounds, namely rare earth tritellurides, in which the size of the rare earth determine the charge density wave transition temperature.

PAB 4-330