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Evidence for a Peierls phase-transition in a three-dimensional multiple charge-density waves solid.

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Original article (peer-reviewed)
Publication date 2012
Author B. Mansart, M. J. G. Cottet, Thomas J. Penfold, Stephen B. Dugdalee, Riccardo Tediosi, Majed Chergui, Fabrizio Carbone,
Project The dynamics of chemical bonds by ultrafast electron diffraction
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Original article (peer-reviewed)

Journal PNAS
Volume (Issue) 109
Page(s) 5603 - 5608
Title of proceedings PNAS
DOI 0.1073/pnas.1117028109

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In this article, by means of ultrafast optical spectroscopy, we demonstrate that a Peierls phase transition inducing charge ordering in a complex 3D solid can take place. We clock the characteristic time of the melting of such charge order and describe the atomic motions and orbitals involved in the process.