Observation of a pseudogap in α-AlMnSi by break-junction tunneling spectroscopy

J. Tamura Okada, T. Ekino, T. Takasaki, Y. Yokoyama, Y. Watanabe, H. Fujii, S. Nanao

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Tunneling spectroscopy studies of an α-Al9Mn1.8Si2 single crystal were made at 4.2 K with the break-junction technique. A narrow dip at zero bias (V = 0) with peaks on both sides was observed in the spectrum, which corresponds to a pseudogap of 25 meV in the density of states. The dense set of sharp spikes predicted by the band calculations for the crystal was not observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)513-516
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Non-Crystalline Solids
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Oct
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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