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January 1978


Electron diffraction had been used to study the formation of a variety of complex superlattices in the 1T, 2H and 4Hb polytypes of TaS2 during intercalation with hydrazine gas (N2H4), in situ in the electron microscope. Results are presented over the temperature range 15K-360K and are interpreted in terms of scattering from periodic lattice distortions linked to charge density waves. Comparisons are also made with similar effects in both the as-grown crystals and the TaS2 samples containing other adducts.


This is a transcription of a preprint of an article published in Philosophical Magazine B Vol 38, Issue 1. The version of record can be found here: