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It is important to study the MIT transitions of 1 T-TaS2 because they occur at relatively high temperatures. This can be an advantage for IR detectors (bolometers), in terms of time and cost, whereas compared to Si- based detectors (bolometers), which work at liquid He temperatures (-269°C) and take a valuable time to refill, and purchase He, where He costs $5-6/1t. As a result of continuous experiments and analyses, TMC's could be put to further use, as the infrared detectors. Thermal vision is one of the possible applications.
It is very important to understand every detail of the 1 T-TaS2 transitions; thus any experimental data, which could shed light on the mechanism of transitions, in the outcome will most likely be appreciated. In this project we focus our studies on the optical properties of I T-TaS2, at its phase transitions, 180 and 350K. In particular we are interested how optical properties of 1 T-TaS2, are affected by phase transitions.

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