Structural phase transition of θ-(BEDT-TTF)2RbZn(SCN) 4 under high pressure

Masashi Watanabe, Yukio Noda, Yoshio Nogami, Hatsumi Mori

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Abstract

θ-(BEDT-TTF)2RbZn(SCN)4 is known as a two-dimensional organic conductor exhibiting a metal-insulator phase transition associated with a charge ordering phenomena at TMI = 200 K under ambient pressure. The transition temperature increases with applied pressure and reaches room temperature at 1.1 GPa. The structural change by pressure induced phase transition was investigated by X-ray diffraction using synchrotron radiation. A superlattice formation of 2c was found above 1.1 GPa. A single crystal structural analysis taking account of the superlattice was carried out at 1.2GPa. Displacements of BEDT-TTF molecules were found to be similar to the displacements in the low temperature phase at the ambient pressure. However, the shrinkage of the c-axis under pressure was four times as large as that under cooling at the transition point. Decreases in the intermolecular distances between BEDT-TTF molecules resulted in increases of the intersite Coulomb energies V and an increase of the electric bandwidth W. U/W (U: on-site Coulomb energy) decreased as a result of an increase of W. Such a change of U/W is obstructive to the enhancement of the charge ordered phase. This indicates that an effect of V is indispensable to the charge-ordered phase in this material.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)921-925
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Physical Society of Japan
Volume73
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2004

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Keywords

  • BEDT-TTF
  • Charge ordering
  • Metal-insulator transition
  • Pressure
  • SPring-8
  • Synchrotron radiation
  • X-ray diffraction

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Structural phase transition of θ-(BEDT-TTF)2RbZn(SCN) 4 under high pressure. / Watanabe, Masashi; Noda, Yukio; Nogami, Yoshio; Mori, Hatsumi.

In: Journal of the Physical Society of Japan, Vol. 73, No. 4, 04.2004, p. 921-925.

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Watanabe, Masashi ; Noda, Yukio ; Nogami, Yoshio ; Mori, Hatsumi. / Structural phase transition of θ-(BEDT-TTF)2RbZn(SCN) 4 under high pressure. In: Journal of the Physical Society of Japan. 2004 ; Vol. 73, No. 4. pp. 921-925.
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