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Interplay between electron-electron interaction and electron-phonon coupling near the Fermi surface of 1T-TaS2

Pillo, Th. ; Hayoz, J. ; Berger, Helmuth ; Fasel, Roman ; Schlapbach, Louis ; Aebi, Philipp

In: Physical Review B, 2000, vol. 62, no. 7, p. 4277-4287

We present a detailed high-resolution angle-resolved photoemission study of the electronic band structure of the room-temperature quasicommensurate charge-density-wave phase of 1T-TaS2. In particular, we show that no crossings of the Fermi level are visible in the complete Brillouin zone, indicating that an electron-electron correlation-induced pseudogap in the Ta 5d... Plus

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    We present a detailed high-resolution angle-resolved photoemission study of the electronic band structure of the room-temperature quasicommensurate charge-density-wave phase of 1T-TaS2. In particular, we show that no crossings of the Fermi level are visible in the complete Brillouin zone, indicating that an electron-electron correlation-induced pseudogap in the Ta 5d derived band exists already above the Mott localization-induced transition at 180 K. Moreover, we find that the electronic structure is governed by at least two quasiparticle peaks, which can be assigned to electrons from starlike shells of Ta atoms within the distorted crystal lattice. These peaks show quasilocalized (dispersionless) behavior in parts of the Brillouin zone where the one-particle band is unoccupied and they follow the one-particle dispersion in the occupied part. In order to address the question of possible Fermi-surface (FS) nesting, we scanned the remaining remnant FS and found regions with a considerable decrease of spectral weight. However, we find no clear evidence for FS nesting.