Metallic conduction and carrier localization in two-dimensional BEDO-TTF charge-transfer solid crystals

Hiroshi Ito, Motoki Matsuno, Seiu Katagiri, Shinji K. Yoshina, Taishi Takenobu, Manabu Ishikawa, Akihiro Otsuka, Hideki Yamochi, Yukihiro Yoshida, Gunzi Saito, Yongbing Shen, Masahiro Yamashita

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Charge-transfer salts based on bis(ethylenedioxy)tetrathiafulvalene (BEDO-TTF or BO for short) provide a stable two-dimensional (2D) metallic state, while the electrical resistance often shows an upturn at low temperatures below ~10 K. Such 2D weak carrier localization was first recognized for BO salts in the Langmuir–Blodgett films fabricated with fatty acids; however, it has not been characterized in charge-transfer solid crystals. In this paper, we discuss the carrier localization of two crystalline BO charge-transfer salts with or without magnetic ions at low temperatures through the analysis of the weak negative magnetoresistance. The phase coherence lengths deduced with temperature dependence are largely dominated by the electron–electron scattering mechanism. These results indicate that the resistivity upturn at low temperatures is caused by the 2D weak localization. Disorders causing elastic scattering within the metallic domains, such as those of terminal ethylene groups, should be suppressed to prevent the localization.

Original languageEnglish
Article number23
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Jan
Externally publishedYes


  • Carrier localization
  • Charge-transfer solid crystals
  • Negative magnetoresistance
  • Phase coherence length
  • Two-dimensional metal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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