X-ray photoelectron diffraction investigation of the cleavage plane in IT-transition metal dichalcogenides

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We present a detailed study of the three members of the 1 T-transition metal dichalcogenides: TiSe2, TaSe2 and TaS2 by means of the X-ray photoelectron diffraction combined with single-scattering simulations. Our simulations of different surface terminations and their comparison with the measured diffraction patterns allow to determine that the cleavage occurs within the van der Waals gap. Singlescattering calculations are shown to simulate very well the measured diffractograms on these compounds. (c) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


  • D. Stoltz
  • Sven Stoltz
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  • Natural Sciences
  • Physical Sciences


  • surfaces, surface structure, single crystal, computer simulations, X-ray diffraction, scattering
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)172-177
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Publication categoryResearch