J. Phys. IV France
Volume 09, Numéro PR10, December 1999
International Workshop on Electronic Crystals
Page(s) Pr10-271 - Pr10-272
International Workshop on Electronic Crystals

J. Phys. IV France 09 (1999) Pr10-271-Pr10-272

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:19991070

The sulfur isotope effect on the Peierls transition temperature in o-TaS3

V.E. Minakova1, A.M. Nikitina1, S.V. Zaitzev-Zotov1 and A.N. Taldenkov2

1  Institute of Radioengineering and Electronics of RAS, Mokhovaya 11, 103907 Moscow, Russia
2  Institute of Molecular Physics, Russian Research Centre "Kurchatov Institute", 123182 Moscow, Russia

The Peierls conductor o-TaS3 enriched with isotope (34S (99%)) has been synthesized. The temperature and electric field dependencies of the conduction of these samples were studied. The results were compared with ones for samples of the same quality with natural isotope composition. The following parameters of the linear conduction were extracted : the Peierls transition temperature (Tp), the width (δTp) and height of the peak of temperature derivative of conduction, activation energy (Δ). Small increase of the Peierls transition temperature by 1 ± 1 K was observed in Ta34S3 samples.

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