Measuring the Fermi surface of quasi-one-dimensional metals

G. M. Danner, W. Kang, P. M. Chaikin

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    We have discovered a new type of angular dependent magnetotransport which permits the measurement of the Fermi surface parameters of quasi-one-dimensional metals. Resistance measurements of (TMTSF)2ClO4 in the c (least conducting) direction show pronounced resonances when the field is rotated in the a-c plane near the a axis. At these resonances each electron trajectory across the warped Fermi surface sheets has an average velocity along c approaching zero. The resonance angles are determined by the bandwidths and allow us, for example, to extract tb. For (TMTSF)2ClO4 in the anion ordered state, we measure tb=0.012±0.001 eV.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)3714-3717
    Number of pages4
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Issue number23
    StatePublished - 1994

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Physics and Astronomy


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