Magnetotransport and fermi-surface topology of beta''-(bedt-ttf)2aubr2 - the effects of spin-density-wave formation
Doporto, M Singleton, J Pratt, Fl Caulfield, J Hayes, W Perenboom, Jaaj Deckers, I Pitsi, Guido Kurmoo, M Day, P
American physical soc
Physical review b vol:49 issue:6 pages:3934-3943
Magnetoresistance measurements have been made on a number of single-crystal samples of the metallic charge-transfer salt beta''-(BEDT-TTF)2AuBr2, using magnetic fields up to 50 T. The experiments have been carried out for a wide range of orientations of the sample with respect to the magnetic field and for temperatures ranging between 80 mK and 4.2 K. The magnetoresistance exhibits a complex series of Shubnikov-de Haas oscillations, an anisotropic angle dependence, and, below 1 K, hysteresis. Both the hysteresis in the magnetoresistance and frequency mixing effects observed in the Shubnikov-de Haas spectrum can be explained by the effects of Shoenberg magnetic interaction, and this mechanism has been successfully used to model the observed Fourier spectrum of the magnetoresistance. The complex Shubnikov-de Haas frequency spectrum of beta''-(BEDT-TTF)2AuBr2 is proposed to result from the effects of a spin-density wave on the band structure, which alters the original Fermi surface to produce three two-dimensional carrier pockets. The angle dependence of the Shubnikov-de Haas oscillation amplitudes has been used to deduce the approximate shapes and orientations of these pockets, which are found to be in good qualitative agreement with the proposed model.