Magnetic field dependence of the SDW transition in (TMTSF)2ClO4

N. Matsunaga, A. Briggs, A. Ishikawa, K. Nomura, S. Takasaki, J. Yamada, S. Nakatsuji, H. Anzai

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The magnetic field dependence of the SDW transition in (TMTSF)2ClO4 for various anion quenching rates has been measured up to 27T, with the field parallel to the lowest conductivity direction c*. The SDW transition temperature TSDW decreases with decreasing quenching rate and the rate of increase with magnetic field increases with decreasing TSDW. For quenched (TMTSF)2ClO4, TSDW increases from 4.5 K in zero field up to 8.4 K at 27 T. As predicted, a quadratic behavior is observed below 18 T, followed by a saturation behavior. These results are consistent with the prediction of the mean-field theory. For the perfect nesting case, TSDW is estimated as TSDW(0) = 13.5 K. This means that the SDW phase of quenched (TMTSF)2ClO4 is strongly suppressed by the two-dimensionality of the system. In the intermediate cooling state in which there is no SDW phase in zero field, TSDW shows a quadratic behavior above 12 T and there is no saturation even at 27 T, which is different to the field induced SDW phase of the relaxed state. This may be attributed to the difference of the anion gap structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)Pr10-211-Pr10-212
JournalJournal De Physique. IV : JP
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 International Workshop on ELectronic Crystals (ECRYS-99) - La Colle-sur-Loup, France
Duration: 1999 May 311999 Jun 5

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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