Large change of interlayer vibrational coupling with stacking in Mo1−xWxTe2

  title={Large change of interlayer vibrational coupling with stacking in 
  author={John A. Schneeloch and Yu Tao and Jaime A. Fernandez-Baca and Guangyong N. M. N. Xu and Despina Louca},
  journal={Physical Review B},
Stacking variations in quasi-two-dimensional materials can have an important influence on material properties, such as changing the topology of the band structure. Unfortunately, the weakness of van der Waals interactions makes it difficult to compute the stacking dependence of properties, and even in a material as simple as graphite the stacking energetics remain unclear. Mo1−xWxTe2 is a material in which three differently-stacked phases are conveniently accessible by temperature changes: 1T… 

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