Field-dependence of the specific heat and magnetothermal effect for α-(BEDT-TTF)2KHg(SCN)4 in the density wave and high field ground states

N. A. Fortune, M. A. Eblen, S. Uji, H. Aoki, J. Yamada, S. Tanaka, S. Maki, S. Nakatsuji, H. Anzai

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We present thermodynamic evidence for a field-induced first-order phase transition in α-(BEDT-TTF)2KHg(SCN)4 in the low-temperature, high field limit (0.35 K, 23.4 T). Magnetoquantum oscillations with a fundamental frequency of 673 T(±1%) and its harmonics are observed in both magnetothermal and specific heat measurements below and above the transition. The field-independence of the non-oscillatory background contribution to the specific heat between 23.4 T and 33 T is consistent with a high-field metallic state.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2078-2079
Number of pages2
JournalSynthetic Metals
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Jun 24
EventProceedings of the 1998 International Conference on Science and Technology of Synthetic Metals (ICSM-98) - Montpellier
Duration: 1998 Jul 121998 Jul 18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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