Antiferromagnetic ordering of organic Mott insulator λ-(BEDSe-TTF)2 GaCl4

A. Ito, T. Kobayashi, D. P. Sari, I. Watanabe, Y. Saito, A. Kawamoto, H. Tsunakawa, K. Satoh, H. Taniguchi

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The band structure and magnetic properties of organic charge-transfer salt λ-(BEDSe-TTF)2GaCl4 [BEDSe-TTF: bis(ethylenediseleno)tetrathiafulvalene; abbreviated as λ-BEDSe] are investigated. The reported crystal structure is confirmed using X-ray diffraction measurements, and the transfer integrals are calculated. The degree of electron correlation U/W (U: on-site Coulomb repulsion, W: bandwidth) of λ-BEDSe is larger than one and comparable to that of the isostructural Mott insulator λ-(ET)2GaCl4 (ET: bis(ethylenedithio)tetrathiafulvalene, abbreviated as λ-ET), whereas the U/W of the superconducting salt λ-(BETS)2GaCl4 [BETS: bis(ethylenedithio)tetraselenafulvalene] is smaller than one. C13-NMR and μSR measurements revealed that λ-BEDSe undergoes an antiferromagnetic (AF) ordering below TN=22 K. In the AF state, discrete C13-NMR spectra with a remaining central peak are observed, indicating the commensurate AF spin structure also observed in λ-ET. The similarity of the structural and magnetic properties between λ-BEDSe and λ-ET suggests that both salts are in the same electronic phase, i.e., the physical properties of λ-BEDSe can be understood by the universal phase diagram of bandwidth-controlled λ-type organic conductors obtained by donor molecule substitution.

Original languageEnglish
Article number045114
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Jul 15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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