Landau theory of 2H-TaSe2

  • D. M. Bird
  • R. L. Withers
I. Structure
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 217)


The recently determined structure of the commensurate superlattice state of 2H-TaSe2 is analysed in terms of the phenomenological free energy expansion of Jacobs and Walker. It is shown that the magnitude of the inter-layer term is considerably larger than has been previously assumed. Some consequences of this are discussed.


Landau Theory Phase Pattern Basic Lattice Displacement Pattern Convergent Beam Electron Diffraction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. M. Bird
    • 1
  • R. L. Withers
    • 1
  1. 1.H.H.Wills Physics LaboratoryBristolUK

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