Effects of uniaxial strain on α-(BEDT-TTF)2MHg(SCN) 4 [M=K, NH4]

Mitsuhiko Maesato, Seiichi Kagoshima, Ryusuke Kondo, Toshiaki Shibata, Hiroshi Hirai

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The effects of uniaxial strain on ct-(BEDT-TTF)2MHg(SCN) 4 [M=K, NH4] were systematically studied in order to clarify the difference of the electronic properties between K-salt and NH 4-salt. Superconductivity like NH4-salt was induced in K-salt by the c-axis uniaxial strain, while the density wave state like K-salt was induced in NH4-salt by the a-axis uniaxial strain. The latter was confirmed by the angle dependent magnetoresistance measurement. It was found that the ratio of the in-plane lattice constant c/a plays a key role in dominating their electronic properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-200
Number of pages6
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2002
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the Interdisciplinary Symposium on Multifunctionality of Inorganic , Organic, and Their Hybrid Solids - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: Dec 15 2000Dec 18 2000


  • Organic Superconductor
  • Transport measurements
  • Uniaxial Strain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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