Photoinduced melting of charge-order (CO) in [bis(ethylenedithiolo)]- tetrathiafulvalene (BEDT-TTF) salts was investigated by femotosecond spectroscopy. Comparative studies on two polytypes exhibiting large [θ-(BEDT-TTF)2RbZn(SCN)4] and small [α-(BEDT-TTF)2I3] molecular rearrangements through the CO transition were performed. Ultrafast melting of CO for both compounds demonstrates the major contribution of the electronic instability which is due to Coulomb interaction. The roles of the molecular rearrangements on the formation of the CO and the metallic domain are discussed on the basis of low-frequency lattice dynamics.
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