J. Phys. IV France
Volume 114, April 2004
Page(s) 15 - 21

J. Phys. IV France
114 (2004) 15
DOI: 10.1051/jp4:2004114003

1D Mott localization in organic conductors: An experimental approach

C. Coulon1, 1

1  Centre de Recherches P. Pascal, CNRS UPR 8641, 115 Ave. Dr. A. Schweitzer, 33600 Pessac, France

In this paper, we present selected results to discuss the 1D Mott localization observed in organic conductors and its influence on the nature of the low temperature magnetic ground state. The approach is essentially experimental and gives an occasion to summarize the work made in Bordeaux during the last twenty years. We first briefly describe the main results concerning the TMTTF salts. Then, we focus the discussion on materials presenting uniform organic stacks to emphasize the relevance of 1/4-Umklapp scattering. Results concerning DMtTTF salts are first described, next the example of the recently studied (EDT-TTF-CONMe 2)2AsF 6 is developed. In both cases, a low T antiferromagnetic ground state is observed, which suggests that the unified phase diagram proposed for the TMTXF series should be generalized, taking into account a progressive loss of centro-symmetry. We finally show how these arguments may rationalize older results found in the TMTTF series. Key words. organic conductors - Mott localization - electronic properties.

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