Interlayer decoupling, Lebed magic angle magnetoresistance and triplet superconductivity in (TMTSF)2PF6

E. I. Chashechkina, I. J. Lee, S. E. Brown, D. S. Chow, W. G. Clark, M. J. Naughton, P. M. Chaikin

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    We present transport and NMR studies of the normal and superconducting states of (TMTSF)2PF6 in precisely aligned magnetic fields. For the normal state the anomalous angular dependent magnetoresistance as a function of field and temperature is shown to be reasonably fit as a sum of conductivity contributions arising from interchain hopping integrals which are suppressed by a perpendicular magnetic field. In the superconducting state NMR Knight shift measurements support a triplet state as do critical fields which exceed the Pauli limit by more than a factor of four. An anomalous upward curvature in Hc2c (Perpendicular to the most conducting planes) is observed for pressures near the critical pressure which separates the SDW and superconducting phases.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)13-18
    Number of pages6
    JournalSynthetic Metals
    Issue number1-3
    StatePublished - Mar 15 2001


    • Magnetoresistance
    • Nuclear magnetic resonance
    • Organic superconductor

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Metals and Alloys
    • Materials Chemistry


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