J. Phys. IV France
Volume 114, April 2004
Page(s) 277 - 281

J. Phys. IV France
114 (2004) 277
DOI: 10.1051/jp4:2004114058

Fermi-surface reconstruction close to a pressure-induced metal-insulator transition

J. Wosnitza1, J. Hagel1, O. Stockert2, C. Pfleiderer3, J.A. Schlueter4, J. Mohtasham5 and G.L. Gard5

1  Institut für Festkörperphysik, Technische Universität Dresden, 01062 Dresden, Germany
2  MPI Chemische Physik fester Stoffe, 01187 Dresden, Germany
3  Physikalisches Institut, Universität Karlsruhe, 76128 Karlsruhe, Germany
4  Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439, USA
5  Department of Chemistry, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon 97207, USA

We report on a detailed investigation of the pressure-dependent structural and electronic properties close to the pressure-induced metal-insulator transition of the quasi-two-dimensional organic superconductor $\beta
''$ -(BEDT-TTF) 2SF 5CH 2CF 2SO 3, where BEDT-TTF stand for bisethylenedithio-tetrathiafulvalene (or ET for short). Although the pressure-dependent hysteresis of the metal-insulator transition suggests a structural origin, no major crystallographic modifications could be detected by neutron-scattering experiments. Shubnikovde Haas (SdH) experiments, on the other hand, show that a reconstructed band structure precedes the phase transition to the insulating state. A new SdH frequency with a rather small effective mass appears. Key words. organic superconductors band structure metal-insulator transition.

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