Studies of icosahedral AlPdRe quasicrystals across the metal-insulator transition
2004 (English)In: Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, ISSN 0022-3093, E-ISSN 1873-4812, Vol. 334, 356-362 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The metal-insulator transition (MIT) in icosahedral AlPdRe quasicrystals is investigated by studying changes in sample properties across the transition. The magnetoresistance (MR) the conductivity sigma(T), and the magnetic susceptibility chi(T) have been studied. The MR results show that an MIT occurs for resistance ratios R [ = rho(4.2 K)/rho(295 K)] of about 20-30. sigma(0 K) is finite, and decreases over four orders of magnitude with increasing R. Besides the MR, the most prominent change in a studied property across the MIT is a change of slope of log sigma(0) vs R. In contrast, no features in the resistivity from 1.5 to 300 K reveals an MIT. New results for chi(T, R) are presented. The diamagnetic Z decreases from the metallic to the insulating side, while on the insulating side chi(T,R) is almost independent of R. Although the MR indicates a disorder driven MIT, there is no support for this picture from the results for Z.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004. Vol. 334, 356-362 p.
al-pd-re, electron-transport, i-alpdre, conductivity, magnetoresistance, regime, susceptibility, localization, resistivity, systems
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-23212DOI: 10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2003.12.002ISI: 000189274200073ScopusID: 2-s2.0-17744409940OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-23212DiVA: diva2:341910
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