A low-temperature electron diffraction study has been carried out on ThAsSe to search for evidence of structural disorder associated with the low-temperature non-magnetic Kondo effect. A highly structured and extremely complex characteristic diffuse intensity distribution has been observed at low temperature and interpreted in terms of a gradual charge density wave type phase transition upon lowering of temperature involving disordered Asâ€“As dimerization within (001) planes. Plausible models of the proposed Asâ€“As dimerization have been obtained using a group theoretical approach.
|Translated title of the contribution||A low-temperature electron diffraction study of structural disorder and its relationship to the Kondo effect in ThAsSe|
|Pages (from-to)||701 - 708|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of Solid State Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|