Quantum interference in the quasi-one-dimensional organic conductor Per2Au(mnt)2
; Brooks, J. S.
; Choi, E.
; Almeida, M.
Henriques, R. T.
; Dias, J. C.
; Dias, J.
Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics Vol. 75, Nº 24, pp. 245101-1 - 245101-9, June, 2007.
ISSN (print): 1098-0121
Journal Impact Factor: 3,736 (in 2014)
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1103/PhysRevB.75.245101
The quantum interference (QI) of charge carriers in a magnetic field is obtained in the organic conductor (Per)(2)Au(mnt)(2) by suppressing the charge-density-wave (CDW) state with pressure. The QI oscillation amplitude exhibits a temperature-dependent scattering rate, indicative of an inhomogeneous metal-CDW ground state. The QI oscillation frequency reveals a Fermi-surface topology in close agreement with band-structure predictions. The value of the frequency is quite small, making the limit of constructive interference experimentally accessible.