Coexistence and coupling of two distinct charge density waves in Sm 2Te5

Christos D. Malliakas, Maria Iavarone, Jan Fedor, Mercouri G. Kanatzidis

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Sm2Te5 is an example of compound that has two separate charge density wave (CDW) distortions of its square nets of tellurium. The two CDWs originate from electronic instabilities in two distinct parts of the structure but create unique structural patterns due to mutual interference.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3310-3312
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Mar 19 2008


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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