The knowledge of the thermal expansion coefficient is of crucial importance to prevent the poor performance of devices, especially when these are made up of several layers of different materials, as in the case of 2D heterostructures. Helium atom scattering is a suitable tool for the direct measurement of the surface thermal expansion coefficient of materials. This information can be obtained directly from the position of the helium diffraction peaks, which allows determining the surface lattice constant at different temperatures by merely applying Bragg's law. We present new data for PdTe2 which confirm a trend observed for several 2D dichalcogenides, namely, that the in-plane lattice constant remains unchanged (within experimental error) in the temperature range of interest for applications, which enables setting an upper limit for the lateral thermal expansion coefficients of these materials. © 2022 The Royal Society of Chemistry.

Setting the limit for the lateral thermal expansion of layered crystals via helium atom scattering

Politano, A.
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2022

Abstract

The knowledge of the thermal expansion coefficient is of crucial importance to prevent the poor performance of devices, especially when these are made up of several layers of different materials, as in the case of 2D heterostructures. Helium atom scattering is a suitable tool for the direct measurement of the surface thermal expansion coefficient of materials. This information can be obtained directly from the position of the helium diffraction peaks, which allows determining the surface lattice constant at different temperatures by merely applying Bragg's law. We present new data for PdTe2 which confirm a trend observed for several 2D dichalcogenides, namely, that the in-plane lattice constant remains unchanged (within experimental error) in the temperature range of interest for applications, which enables setting an upper limit for the lateral thermal expansion coefficients of these materials. © 2022 The Royal Society of Chemistry.
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