Temperature and electric-current dependence of charge-ordered domains in θ-(BEDT-TTF)2CsZn(SCN)4

T. Ito, M. Watanabe, K. I. Yamamoto, N. Ikeda, Y. Nogami, Y. Noda, H. Mori, T. Mori, I. Terasaki

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We report X-ray diffraction measurements of the charge-ordered organic conductor θ-(BEDT-TTF)2CsZn(SCN)4 at various temperatures with external currents. The two kinds of diffuse scattering observed at q1=(2/3k1/3) and q2=(0k1/2) exhibit remarkable difference in the interplane correlation along the b-axis, the temperature dependence, and the electric-current dependence. These observations suggest that the two diffuse scatterings come from spatially different charge-ordered domains. The external current melts the q2-type domains, which can control the competition of the two orders.

Original languageEnglish
Article number26002
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2008


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Ito, T., Watanabe, M., Yamamoto, K. I., Ikeda, N., Nogami, Y., Noda, Y., Mori, H., Mori, T., & Terasaki, I. (2008). Temperature and electric-current dependence of charge-ordered domains in θ-(BEDT-TTF)2CsZn(SCN)4. EPL, 84(2), [26002]. https://doi.org/10.1209/0295-5075/84/26002