Effect of hydrostatic pressure on molecular conductors, Pd(dmit) 2 salts

Y. Ishii, M. Tamura, R. Kato, M. Hedo, Y. Uwatoko, N. Môri

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A series of molecular conductors β′-(cation)[Pd(dmit) 2]2 (cation = Et2Me2P and Me 4P) exhibit various complicated pressure-induced phenomena. Resistivity measurements under high pressure up to 8 GPa have been carried out using a clamp-type piston-cylinder cell and cubic anvil type high pressure apparatus. The Et2Me2P salt shows non-metallic phases at low and high pressure regions, between which a metallic phase appears. The application of pressure suppresses the low-temperature resistivity of this salt. However, the non-metallic behavior still remains at low temperature under 8 GPa. For the Me4P salt, the metal-to-non-metal transition temperature reaches a minimum at 0.83 GPa and turns to increase with increasing pressure up to 8 GPa, showing no metallic state stable at low temperature

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)389-392
Number of pages4
JournalSynthetic Metals
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Sept 20
Externally publishedYes


  • Conductivity
  • Metal-Insulator transition
  • Organic conductors based on radical anion salts

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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