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Raman Spectroscopy of Phonon States in NbTe4 and TaTe4 Quasi-1D van der Waals Crystals

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Zahra Ebrahim Nataj, Fariborz Kargar, Sergiy Krylyuk, Topojit Debnath, Maedeh Taheri, Subhajit Ghosh, Huairuo Zhang, Albert Davydov, Roger Lake, Alexander Balandin

Abstract

We report the results of polarization-dependent Raman spectroscopy of phonon states in single-crystalline quasi-one-dimensional NbTe4 and TaTe4 van der Waals materials. The measurements were conducted in the wide temperature range from 80 K to 560 K. Our results show that although both materials have identical crystal structures and symmetries, there is a drastic difference in the intensity of their Raman spectra. While TaTe4 exhibits well-defined peaks through the examined frequency and temperature ranges, NbTe4 reveals extremely weak Raman signatures. The measured spectral positions of the phonon peaks agree with the phonon band structure calculated using the density-functional theory. We offer possible reasons for the intensity differences between the two van der Waals materials. Our results provide insights into the phonon properties of NbTe4 and TaTe4 van der Waals materials and indicate the potential of Raman spectroscopy for studying charge-density-wave quantum condensate phases.
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Journal of Raman Spectroscopy

Keywords

One-dimensional materials, van der Waals materials, quantum materials, Raman spectroscopy, charge density waves

Citation

Ebrahim Nataj, Z. , Kargar, F. , Krylyuk, S. , Debnath, T. , Taheri, M. , Ghosh, S. , Zhang, H. , Davydov, A. , Lake, R. and Balandin, A. (2024), Raman Spectroscopy of Phonon States in NbTe4 and TaTe4 Quasi-1D van der Waals Crystals, Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=956970 (Accessed June 25, 2024)

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Created February 23, 2024, Updated June 6, 2024