Interphonon interactions at the charge-density-wave phase transitions in (TaSe4)2I and (NbSe4)2I

S. Sugai*, M. Sato, S. Kurihara

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Lattice vibrations in the quasi-one-dimensional charge-density-wave (CDW) system (MSe4)nI are investigated by Raman scattering in the (TaSe4)2I and (NbSe4)2I compounds. The existence of three CDW-related TO modes is found in this experiment, and the following model for the CDW transition is proposed. The compounds of this system have strong interaction between the Kohn-anomaly TO mode and the TA mode, both of which are on the same branch in the extended Brillouin zone of the MSe4 unit. As a consequence of the interaction, the TA mode condenses prior to the Kohn-anomaly TO mode. The theory of the CDW phase transition in the coupled system is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6809-6818
Number of pages10
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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