Manifestation of multiband optical properties of MgB2

A. B. Kuz'menko, F. P. Mena, H. J A Molegraaf, D. Van Ver Marel, B. Gorshunov, M. Dressel, I. I. Mazin, J. Kortus, O. V. Dolgov, T. Muranaka, Jun Akimitsu

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Abstract

The optical conductivity of MgB2 has been determined on a dense polycrystalline sample in the spectral range 6 meV-4.6 eV using a combination of ellipsometric and normal incidence reflectivity measurements. σ1(ω) features a narrow Drude peak with anomalously small plasma frequency (1.4 eV) and a very broad 'dome' structure, which comprises the bulk of the low-energy spectral weight. This fact can be reconciled with the results of band structure calculations by assuming that charge carriers from the 2D σ-bands and the 3D π-bands have principally different impurity scattering rates and negligible interband scattering. This also explains a surprisingly small correlation between the defect concentration and Tc, expected for a two-gap superconductor. The large 3D carrier scattering rate suggests their proximity to the localization limit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)479-484
Number of pages6
JournalSolid State Communications
Volume121
Issue number9-10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 7 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Domes
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charge carriers
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Impurities
reflectance
Plasmas
impurities
conductivity
Defects

Keywords

  • D. Electron-phonon interactions
  • D. Optical properties of MgB
  • Superconductors

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  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Kuz'menko, A. B., Mena, F. P., Molegraaf, H. J. A., Van Ver Marel, D., Gorshunov, B., Dressel, M., ... Akimitsu, J. (2002). Manifestation of multiband optical properties of MgB2 Solid State Communications, 121(9-10), 479-484. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0038-1098(02)00004-2

Manifestation of multiband optical properties of MgB2 . / Kuz'menko, A. B.; Mena, F. P.; Molegraaf, H. J A; Van Ver Marel, D.; Gorshunov, B.; Dressel, M.; Mazin, I. I.; Kortus, J.; Dolgov, O. V.; Muranaka, T.; Akimitsu, Jun.

In: Solid State Communications, Vol. 121, No. 9-10, 07.03.2002, p. 479-484.

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Kuz'menko, AB, Mena, FP, Molegraaf, HJA, Van Ver Marel, D, Gorshunov, B, Dressel, M, Mazin, II, Kortus, J, Dolgov, OV, Muranaka, T & Akimitsu, J 2002, 'Manifestation of multiband optical properties of MgB2 ', Solid State Communications, vol. 121, no. 9-10, pp. 479-484. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0038-1098(02)00004-2
Kuz'menko AB, Mena FP, Molegraaf HJA, Van Ver Marel D, Gorshunov B, Dressel M et al. Manifestation of multiband optical properties of MgB2 Solid State Communications. 2002 Mar 7;121(9-10):479-484. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0038-1098(02)00004-2
Kuz'menko, A. B. ; Mena, F. P. ; Molegraaf, H. J A ; Van Ver Marel, D. ; Gorshunov, B. ; Dressel, M. ; Mazin, I. I. ; Kortus, J. ; Dolgov, O. V. ; Muranaka, T. ; Akimitsu, Jun. / Manifestation of multiband optical properties of MgB2 In: Solid State Communications. 2002 ; Vol. 121, No. 9-10. pp. 479-484.
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