Volume 83, Number 2, July 2008
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure, Electrical, Magnetic and Optical Properties|
|Published online||20 June 2008|
Polarons in magnetoelectric K3Fe5F15
Jožef Stefan Institute - P. O. Box 3000, SI-1001 Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU
Corresponding author: email@example.com
Accepted: 27 May 2008
The ac electrical conductivity of magnetoelectric K3Fe5F15 was investigated as a function of frequency and temperature. While at higher temperatures charge transport is governed by a thermally activated process, at lower temperatures the real part of the complex ac electric conductivity was found to follow the universal dielectric response , being typical for hopping or tunnelling of localized charge carriers. A detailed analysis of the temperature dependence of the UDR parameter s in terms of the theoretical model for tunnelling of small polarons revealed that, below 80 K, this mechanism governs the charge transport in the K3Fe5F15 magnetoelectric fluoride system.
PACS: 72.20.Fr – Low-field transport and mobility; piezoresistance / 73.40.Gk – Tunneling / 71.38.-k – Polarons and electron-phonon interactions
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