Electrical Transport and Spectroscopical Studies of the Peierls Transition in K2[Pt(CN)4]Br0.30 · 3(H20)

  • H. R. Zeller
Part of the Nato Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 7)


A review is given of the optical properties and electrical transport studies on K2[Pt(CN)4]Bro.3o’3(H20). The material undergoes a very broad transition from a metallic into an insulating state which was shown by diffuse x-ray and inelastic neutron scattering experiments to be caused by a Peierls instability. Due to the one-dimensional character of the compound fluctuations dominate in a very large temperature interval and impede the successful application of convential phase transition concepts. It is shown, however, that a simple description of the phase transition is possible.


Oscillator Strength Charge Density Wave Inelastic Neutron Plasma Edge Intraband Transition 
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  • H. R. Zeller
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  1. 1.Brown Boveri Research CentreBadenSwitzerland

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