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Title:Emergence of charge density wave domain walls above the superconducting dome in TiSe2
Author(s):Joe, Young Il
Director of Research:Abbamonte, Peter M.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Chiang, Tai-Chang
Doctoral Committee Member(s):Phillips, Philip W.; Grosse Perdekamp, Matthias; Abbamonte, Peter M.
Department / Program:Physics
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):charge density wave
incommensurate charge density wave
domain wall
X-ray diffraction
transition metal dichacogenide
high pressure
low temperature
Abstract:Superconductivity (SC) in so-called “unconventional superconductors” is nearly always found in the vicinity of another ordered state, such as antiferromagnetism, charge density wave (CDW), or stripe order. This suggests a fundamental connection between SC and fluctuations in some other order parameter. 1T-TiSe2 is a prototypical CDW material in the transtion-metal dichalcogenide family and was previously shown to exhibit SC when the CDW is suppressed by hydrostatic pressure or intercalation of Cu atoms. Here, we present detailed high pressure x-ray scattering study on 1T-TiSe2. We found that the CDW phase of 1T-TiSe2 is completely suppressed on the application of hydrostatic pressure and established the existence of a quantum critical point (QCP) at $P_c = 5.1 +- 0.2 GPa, which is more than 1 GPa beyond the end of the SC region. Unexpectedly, at P = 3 GPa we observed a weakly first order, incommensurate CDW phase, suggesting the presence of a Lifshitz tricritical point somewhere above the superconducting dome. Our study suggests that SC in 1T-TiSe2 may not be directly connected to the QCP of the CDW order, but to the formation of CDW domain walls.
Issue Date:2014-05-30
Rights Information:Copyright 2014 Young Il Joe
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-05-30
Date Deposited:2014-05

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