We report ultrafast x-ray scattering experiments of the quasi-1D charge density wave (CDW) material (TaSe4)2I following ultrafast infrared photoexcitation. From the time-dependent diffraction signal at the CDW sidebands we identify a 0.11 THz amplitude mode derived primarily from a transverse acoustic mode of the high-symmetry structure. From our measurements we determine that this mode interacts with the valence charge indirectly through another collective mode, and that the CDW system in (TaSe4)2I has a composite nature supporting multiple dynamically active structural degrees of freedom.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)