Magneto-oscillatory behavior and magnetism in quasi-two-dimensional organic conductors

J. S. Brooks, S. J. Klepper, C. C. Agosta, M. Tokumoto, N. Kinoshita, Y. Tanaka, S. Uji, H. Aoki, G. J. Athas, X. Chen, H. Anzai

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Abstract

We have studied the magneto-oscillatory behavior of quasi-two-dimensional (quasi-2D) organic conductors of the type (BEDT-TTF)2XHg(SCN)4, where X = K, Rb, NH4, in order to probe the underlying magnetic behavior of these materials. The K and Rb compounds are metallic down to 50 mK, but are not superconducting. They both display a dual series of magneto-oscillations, a magnetic ordering at low temperatures, below about 10 K, and a sharp drop in the magnetoresistance associated with the destruction of this phase with the application of high magnetic fields at low temperatures. In contrast, the NH4 material is a superconductor at low temperatures (below 1K) up to a pressure of at least 4 kbar. It also displays a complex background magnetoresistance upon which is superposed a single oscillation series. In all three organic materials, there is a strong interaction between the underlying magnetic phases (which influences the open orbits) and the magneto-oscillations which result from the quasi-2D Fermi surface behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1791-1794
Number of pages4
JournalSynthetic Metals
Volume56
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Mar 29

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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