We have measured and analyzed the dielectric constant of the dimer Mott insulator κ- (BEDT-TTF)2Cu2(CN)3, which is known as a playground for a spin-liquid state. Most unexpectedly, this particular organic salt has nontrivial charge degrees of freedom, being characterized by a relaxor-like dielectric relaxation below around 60 K. This is ascribed to the charge disproportionation within the dimer due to the intersite Coulomb repulsion. A possible microscopic model is suggested and discussed.
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2010 Sep 21|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics