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Remnant fermi surface in the presence of an underlying instability in layered 1T-TaS2

We report high resolution angle-scanned photoemission and Fermi surface (FS) mapping experiments on the layered transition-metal dichalcogenide 1T-TaS2 in the quasicommensurate (metallic) and the commensurate (insulating) charge-density-wave (CDW) phase. Instead of a nesting induced partially removed FS in the CDW phase we find a pseudogap over large portions of the FS. This remnant FS exhibits the symmetry of the one-particle normal state FS. Possibly, this Mott localization induced transition represents the underlying instability responsible fur the pseudogapped FS.


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