Reentrant field-induced spin-density-wave transitions

M. J. Naughton, Ralph Chamberlin, X. Yan, S. Y. Hsu, L. Y. Chiang, M. Ya Azbel, P. M. Chaikin

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We have used magnetotransport measurements to determine the phase diagram of (TMTSF)2ClO4 from 0.5 to 10 K in magnetic fields to 30 T. This organic metal becomes a spin-density-wave semimetal as temperature is reduced in a magnetic field greater than a threshold field Hc(T=0)±3 T. The critical temperature Tc(H) increases with field in agreement with present theories, and reaches a maximum of 5.6 K at 18 T. Above this field, however, Tc(H) decreases, extrapolating to zero temperature at 17 T. This reentrant phase diagram is not present in any theoretical model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)621-624
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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