Volume 119, Number 1, July 2017
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure, Electrical, Magnetic and Optical Properties|
|Published online||14 September 2017|
Emergence of a resistance anomaly by Cu-doping in TaSe3
1 Department of Applied Physics, Hokkaido University - Sapporo 060-8628, Japan
2 Center of Education and Research for Topological Science and Technology, Hokkaido University Sapporo 060-8628, Japan
3 Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Fukui College Sabae, 916-8507, Japan
Received: 30 May 2017
Accepted: 23 August 2017
We have synthesized single crystals doped with Cu atoms in TaSe3 which exhibits no Charge Density Wave (CDW) transition, and measured precisely the temperature dependence of the resistance. We discover an anomalous sharp dip in the temperature derivative of the resistance at about 91 K in Cu-doped TaSe3, which is never observed in pure TaSe3. The dip suggests that there is a phase transition with a relative increase in resistance. In addition, the dip is “γ” shaped. We reveal that the same “γ”-shaped dip in dR/dT is commonly observed at the CDW transition temperature in many CDW conductors, which is a universal consequence resulting from the opening and growth of a CDW gap on a Fermi surface. Furthermore, the result of the single-crystal X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis implies that Cu-doping increases the lattice parameter of the a-axis and c-axis and decreases that of the b-axis, leading to an improvement in the nesting condition. Based on the “γ”-shaped dip and the result of the single-crystal XRD analysis, we conclude that a CDW emerges by Cu-doping in TaSe3.
PACS: 71.45.Lr – Charge-density-wave systems / 72.15.-v – Electronic conduction in metals and alloys / 74.70.-b – Superconducting materials other than cuprates
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