Magnetic field induced phases of (TMTSF)2CLO4

P. M. Chaikin, J. S. Brooks, R. V. Chamberlin, L. Y. Chiang, D. P. Goshorn, D. C. Johnston, M. J. Naughton, X. Yan

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We have investigated the phase diagram and the nature of the states for (TMTSF)2ClO4 in high magnetic fields and at low temperatures. The measurements performed are magnetization, magneto-resistance and Hall Effect. In experiments to 8 milliKelvin (mK) we have found that the onset field remains virtually unchanged from its 50 mK value of ∼ 3 Tesla. For a true two dimensional electron system the onset should continue to decrease to zero field at zero temperature. Our result is consistent with a c axis bandwidth of ∼ 10K if the density wave nests transversely along the c direction. Experiments at 0.5K in the 30 Tesla hybrid magnet at the National Magnet Lab show additional structure at ∼ 15 Tesla and at higher fields indicating the complexity of the electron spectrum in the magnetic field. There appears to be a transition from the semi-metallic to the semiconducting state at ∼ 25 Tesla.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)383-387
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica B+C
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Nov 1986
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Engineering


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