Fragile three-dimensionality in the quasi-one-dimensional cuprate PrBa2Cu4O8

Alessandro Narduzzo, A Enayati-Rad, P J Heard, S L Kearns, S Horii, F F Balakirev, N E Hussey

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

In this paper, we report on the experimental realization of dimensional crossover phenomena in the chain compound PrBa2Cu4O8 using temperature, high magnetic fields and disorder as independent tuning parameters. In pure crystals of PrBa2Cu4O8, a highly anisotropic three-dimensional Fermi-liquid state develops at low temperatures. This metallic state is extremely susceptible to disorder, however, and localization rapidly sets in. We show, through quantitative comparison of the relevant energy scales, that this metal/insulator crossover occurs precisely when the scattering rate within the chain exceeds the interchain hopping rate(s), i.e. once carriers become confined to a single conducting element.
Original languageEnglish
Article number172
JournalNew Journal of Physics
Volume8
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2006

Fingerprint

cuprates
crossovers
disorders
Fermi liquids
tuning
insulators
conduction
scattering
magnetic fields
metals
crystals
energy

Cite this

Narduzzo, A., Enayati-Rad, A., Heard, P. J., Kearns, S. L., Horii, S., Balakirev, F. F., & Hussey, N. E. (2006). Fragile three-dimensionality in the quasi-one-dimensional cuprate PrBa2Cu4O8. New Journal of Physics, 8(9), [172]. https://doi.org/10.1088/1367-2630/8/9/172

Fragile three-dimensionality in the quasi-one-dimensional cuprate PrBa2Cu4O8. / Narduzzo, Alessandro; Enayati-Rad, A; Heard, P J; Kearns, S L; Horii, S; Balakirev, F F; Hussey, N E.

In: New Journal of Physics, Vol. 8, No. 9, 172, 09.2006.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Narduzzo, A, Enayati-Rad, A, Heard, PJ, Kearns, SL, Horii, S, Balakirev, FF & Hussey, NE 2006, 'Fragile three-dimensionality in the quasi-one-dimensional cuprate PrBa2Cu4O8', New Journal of Physics, vol. 8, no. 9, 172. https://doi.org/10.1088/1367-2630/8/9/172
Narduzzo, Alessandro ; Enayati-Rad, A ; Heard, P J ; Kearns, S L ; Horii, S ; Balakirev, F F ; Hussey, N E. / Fragile three-dimensionality in the quasi-one-dimensional cuprate PrBa2Cu4O8. In: New Journal of Physics. 2006 ; Vol. 8, No. 9.
@article{11e145b6d3084cbca4a87e37dbfdf959,
title = "Fragile three-dimensionality in the quasi-one-dimensional cuprate PrBa2Cu4O8",
abstract = "In this paper, we report on the experimental realization of dimensional crossover phenomena in the chain compound PrBa2Cu4O8 using temperature, high magnetic fields and disorder as independent tuning parameters. In pure crystals of PrBa2Cu4O8, a highly anisotropic three-dimensional Fermi-liquid state develops at low temperatures. This metallic state is extremely susceptible to disorder, however, and localization rapidly sets in. We show, through quantitative comparison of the relevant energy scales, that this metal/insulator crossover occurs precisely when the scattering rate within the chain exceeds the interchain hopping rate(s), i.e. once carriers become confined to a single conducting element.",
author = "Alessandro Narduzzo and A Enayati-Rad and Heard, {P J} and Kearns, {S L} and S Horii and Balakirev, {F F} and Hussey, {N E}",
year = "2006",
month = "9",
doi = "10.1088/1367-2630/8/9/172",
language = "English",
volume = "8",
journal = "New Journal of Physics",
issn = "1367-2630",
publisher = "IOP Publishing",
number = "9",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Fragile three-dimensionality in the quasi-one-dimensional cuprate PrBa2Cu4O8

AU - Narduzzo, Alessandro

AU - Enayati-Rad, A

AU - Heard, P J

AU - Kearns, S L

AU - Horii, S

AU - Balakirev, F F

AU - Hussey, N E

PY - 2006/9

Y1 - 2006/9

N2 - In this paper, we report on the experimental realization of dimensional crossover phenomena in the chain compound PrBa2Cu4O8 using temperature, high magnetic fields and disorder as independent tuning parameters. In pure crystals of PrBa2Cu4O8, a highly anisotropic three-dimensional Fermi-liquid state develops at low temperatures. This metallic state is extremely susceptible to disorder, however, and localization rapidly sets in. We show, through quantitative comparison of the relevant energy scales, that this metal/insulator crossover occurs precisely when the scattering rate within the chain exceeds the interchain hopping rate(s), i.e. once carriers become confined to a single conducting element.

AB - In this paper, we report on the experimental realization of dimensional crossover phenomena in the chain compound PrBa2Cu4O8 using temperature, high magnetic fields and disorder as independent tuning parameters. In pure crystals of PrBa2Cu4O8, a highly anisotropic three-dimensional Fermi-liquid state develops at low temperatures. This metallic state is extremely susceptible to disorder, however, and localization rapidly sets in. We show, through quantitative comparison of the relevant energy scales, that this metal/insulator crossover occurs precisely when the scattering rate within the chain exceeds the interchain hopping rate(s), i.e. once carriers become confined to a single conducting element.

UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1367-2630/8/9/172

U2 - 10.1088/1367-2630/8/9/172

DO - 10.1088/1367-2630/8/9/172

M3 - Article

VL - 8

JO - New Journal of Physics

JF - New Journal of Physics

SN - 1367-2630

IS - 9

M1 - 172

ER -