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Title: Growth and Strain Engineering of Trigonal Te for Topological Quantum Phases in Non-Symmorphic Chiral Crystals

Abstract

Strained trigonal Te has been predicted to host Weyl nodes supported by a non-symmorphic chiral symmetry. Using low-pressure physical vapor deposition, we systematically explored the growth of trigonal Te nanowires with naturally occurring strain caused by curvature of the wires. Raman spectra and high mobility electronic transport attest to the highly crystalline nature of the wires. Comparison of Raman spectra for both straight and curved nanowires indicates a breathing mode that is significantly broader and shifted in frequency for the curved wires. Strain induced by curvature during growth therefore may provide a simple pathway to investigate topological phases in trigonal Te.

Authors:
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  1. Univ. of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR (United States)
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Research Org.:
Univ. of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1593844
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0019467; EEC‐1757979; DMR‐ 1841821
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Crystals
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 9; Journal Issue: 10; Journal ID: ISSN 2073-4352
Publisher:
MDPI
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; Weyl semimetal; nanowire; topological semimetal; strain engineering; helical materials

Citation Formats

Basnet, Rabindra, Doha, M., Hironaka, Takayuki, Pandey, Krishna, Davari, Shiva, Welch, Katie, Churchill, Hugh, and Hu, Jin. Growth and Strain Engineering of Trigonal Te for Topological Quantum Phases in Non-Symmorphic Chiral Crystals. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.3390/cryst9100486.
Basnet, Rabindra, Doha, M., Hironaka, Takayuki, Pandey, Krishna, Davari, Shiva, Welch, Katie, Churchill, Hugh, & Hu, Jin. Growth and Strain Engineering of Trigonal Te for Topological Quantum Phases in Non-Symmorphic Chiral Crystals. United States. doi:10.3390/cryst9100486.
Basnet, Rabindra, Doha, M., Hironaka, Takayuki, Pandey, Krishna, Davari, Shiva, Welch, Katie, Churchill, Hugh, and Hu, Jin. Fri . "Growth and Strain Engineering of Trigonal Te for Topological Quantum Phases in Non-Symmorphic Chiral Crystals". United States. doi:10.3390/cryst9100486. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1593844.
@article{osti_1593844,
title = {Growth and Strain Engineering of Trigonal Te for Topological Quantum Phases in Non-Symmorphic Chiral Crystals},
author = {Basnet, Rabindra and Doha, M. and Hironaka, Takayuki and Pandey, Krishna and Davari, Shiva and Welch, Katie and Churchill, Hugh and Hu, Jin},
abstractNote = {Strained trigonal Te has been predicted to host Weyl nodes supported by a non-symmorphic chiral symmetry. Using low-pressure physical vapor deposition, we systematically explored the growth of trigonal Te nanowires with naturally occurring strain caused by curvature of the wires. Raman spectra and high mobility electronic transport attest to the highly crystalline nature of the wires. Comparison of Raman spectra for both straight and curved nanowires indicates a breathing mode that is significantly broader and shifted in frequency for the curved wires. Strain induced by curvature during growth therefore may provide a simple pathway to investigate topological phases in trigonal Te.},
doi = {10.3390/cryst9100486},
journal = {Crystals},
number = 10,
volume = 9,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {9}
}

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