Dissertation (Metadaten)
Titel:An X-ray diffraction investigation of the charge density wave transition at the NbSe2 surface
 
Autor:Bridget M. Murphy
 
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:de:gbv:8-diss-11796
 
Fakultät:Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
DDC Sachgebiet:530 Physik
 
Datum der mdl. Prüfung:17.02.2004
 
Referent(in):Prof. Dr. W Press
Korreferent(en) Korreferentin:Prof. Dr. W. Depmeier
 
Beschreibung:Niobium diselenide 2H-NbSe2 is a van der Waals bonded layered structure, which undergoes a charge density wave transition (CDW). We have investigated the CDW transition in NbSe2 using grazing incidence X-ray diffraction. The evolution of a satellite reflection associated with the CDW has been observed above and below the critical angle of total external reflection in order to carry out a direct comparison between the surface and bulk behaviour. We successfully isolated the surface CDW structure on a high quality single crystal. The central finding of this thesis is that the behaviour of the surface CDW satellite differs from that in the bulk: At the surface, the CDW transition occurs at a higher temperature than in the bulk; also, the transition appears to be continuous. It is likely that we observe the unusual case defined as a “surface transition“ and not the usual case of an “ordinary transition“. A novel experimental method, grazing incidence inelastic X-ray scattering, has been demonstrated. A first successful experiment on 2H-NbSe2 where surface phonons are measured is reported.
 
Schlagworte:NbSe2, phase transition, charge density wave, X-ray diffraction, grazing incidence diffraction, surface inelastic neutron scattering, phonons
Niobselenide ; Oberfläche ; Ladungsdichtewelle ; Phasenumwandlung ; Röntgenstreuung ;
 
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