Nature Communications (2021-01-01)

van der Waals driven anharmonic melting of the 3D charge density wave in VSe2

  • Josu Diego,
  • A. H. Said,
  • S. K. Mahatha,
  • Raffaello Bianco,
  • Lorenzo Monacelli,
  • Matteo Calandra,
  • Francesco Mauri,
  • K. Rossnagel,
  • Ion Errea,
  • S. Blanco-Canosa

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 12, no. 1
pp. 1 – 7


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The nature of the charge density wave transition in VSe2 is still debated. Here, the authors demonstrate that the transition is mainly driven by electron-phonon interactions, despite the presence of the Fermi-surface nesting, and that Wan-der-Waals forces are responsible for melting of the charge density wave order.