Most metallic transition metal dichalcogenides undergo charge density wave (CDW) instabilities with similar or identical ordering vectors in bulk and in single layer, albeit with different critical temperatures. Metallic 1 T-TiTe(2)is a remarkable exception as it shows no evidence of charge density wave formation in bulk, but it displays a stable 2 x 2 reconstruction in single-layer form. The mechanism for this 3D-2D crossover of the transition is still unclear, although strain from the substrate and the exchange interaction have been pointed out as possible formation mechanisms. Here, by performing non-perturbative anharmonic calculations with gradient corrected and hybrid functionals, we explain the thickness behaviour of the transition in 1 T-TiTe. We demonstrate that the CDW in single-layer TiTe(2)occurs from the interplay of non-perturbative anharmonicity and an exchange enhancement of the electron-phonon interaction, larger in the single layer than in the bulk. Finally, we study the electronic and structural properties of the single-layer CDW phase and provide a complete description of its electronic structure, phonon dispersion as well as infrared and Raman active phonon modes.

Theory of the thickness dependence of the charge density wave transition in 1 T-TiTe2 / Zhou, Js; Bianco, R; Monacelli, L; Errea, I; Mauri, F; Calandra, M. - In: 2D MATERIALS. - ISSN 2053-1583. - 7:4(2020), pp. 045032-045032. [10.1088/2053-1583/abae7a]

Theory of the thickness dependence of the charge density wave transition in 1 T-TiTe2

Bianco, R;
2020

Abstract

Most metallic transition metal dichalcogenides undergo charge density wave (CDW) instabilities with similar or identical ordering vectors in bulk and in single layer, albeit with different critical temperatures. Metallic 1 T-TiTe(2)is a remarkable exception as it shows no evidence of charge density wave formation in bulk, but it displays a stable 2 x 2 reconstruction in single-layer form. The mechanism for this 3D-2D crossover of the transition is still unclear, although strain from the substrate and the exchange interaction have been pointed out as possible formation mechanisms. Here, by performing non-perturbative anharmonic calculations with gradient corrected and hybrid functionals, we explain the thickness behaviour of the transition in 1 T-TiTe. We demonstrate that the CDW in single-layer TiTe(2)occurs from the interplay of non-perturbative anharmonicity and an exchange enhancement of the electron-phonon interaction, larger in the single layer than in the bulk. Finally, we study the electronic and structural properties of the single-layer CDW phase and provide a complete description of its electronic structure, phonon dispersion as well as infrared and Raman active phonon modes.
2020
7
4
045032
045032
Theory of the thickness dependence of the charge density wave transition in 1 T-TiTe2 / Zhou, Js; Bianco, R; Monacelli, L; Errea, I; Mauri, F; Calandra, M. - In: 2D MATERIALS. - ISSN 2053-1583. - 7:4(2020), pp. 045032-045032. [10.1088/2053-1583/abae7a]
Zhou, Js; Bianco, R; Monacelli, L; Errea, I; Mauri, F; Calandra, M
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