Titlebar

Export bibliographic data
Literature by the same author
plus on the publication server
plus at Google Scholar

 

Influence of niobium on the charge-density-wave transition of Ni(Ta1-xNbx)₂Se₇

Title data

Lüdecke, Jens ; Riedl, Edmund ; Dierl, Mathias ; Hosseini, Khalil ; van Smaalen, Sander:
Influence of niobium on the charge-density-wave transition of Ni(Ta1-xNbx)₂Se₇.
In: Physical Review B. Vol. 62 (2000) Issue 11 . - pp. 7057-7062.
ISSN 0163-1829
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.62.7057

Official URL: Volltext

Abstract in another language

The influence of doping by niobium on the low-temperature charge-density-wave (CDW) state of NiTa2Se7 has been investigated by x-ray diffraction and measurements of the electrical conductivity. Doping concentrations in Ni(Ta1−xNbx)2Se7 varied between 0.5% and 30%. X-ray crystal structure refinements showed that the niobium atoms statistically replace the tantalum atoms, but with a ratio of 2:1 for the two crystallographically independent tantalum sites Ta1 and Ta2. Niobium was not found on the Ni sites nor intercalated between the layers. Previous investigations have established that the primary CDW is located on the Ni and Se2 atoms, and only a small influence on the CDW was expected from Nb doping of the Ta chains. Nevertheless, we found that the CDW was very sensitive to the level of doping x with dtc/dx=−16, where tc=Tc(x)/Tc(0) is the reduced transition temperature. Similar values for dtc/dx were calculated for different isoelectronically doped compounds with transition temperatures varying between Tc=59K (NbSe3) and 263 K [(TaSe4)2I]. It is suggested that this can be explained by a common mechanism of weak pinning of the CDW to the impurities. The results are rationalized by considering the recently found 4kF component of the CDW, which is located on the Ta2 atoms. The large effects of doping on the CDW transition can then be understood in terms of the effect of doping on the 4kF CDW and the interactions between the primary CDW and the 4kF CDW.

Further data

Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Mathematics, Physics und Computer Science > Group Material Sciences > Chair Crystallography
Faculties > Faculty of Mathematics, Physics und Computer Science > Group Material Sciences > Chair Crystallography > Chair Crystallography - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sander van Smaalen
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Mathematics, Physics und Computer Science
Faculties > Faculty of Mathematics, Physics und Computer Science > Group Material Sciences
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science > 530 Physics
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2016 08:05
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2016 08:05
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/32003