Mysterious ground states in the organic conductor α-(BEDT-TTF)2KHg(SCN)4: Mixed SDW and CDW?

Takahiko Sasaki, Naoki Toyota

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We present magnetoresistance measurements in static fields up to 30T on the organic conductor α-(BEDT-TTF)2KHg(SCN)4. The current and field direction dependence of the magnetoresistance with respect to the crystallographic axis are described, suggesting a topological change of the Fermi surface. The change results from the phase transition from the normal metal to the mysterious ground state. We discuss a possible ground state of mixed charge-density and spin-density waves from the viewpoint of the orbital and Pauli couplings of the external field to the band electrons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)849-852
Number of pages4
JournalSynthetic Metals
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Mar 15

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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