Sample records for tetramethyltetraselenafulvalene

  1. Optical and infrared properties of tetramethyltetraselenafulvalene [(TMTSF)2X] and tetramethyltetrathiafulvalene [(TMTTF)2X] compounds

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    Jacobsen, Claus Schelde; Tanner, D. B.; Bechgaard, K.


    The electronic structure of the organic conductors bis-tetramethyltetraselenafulvalene-X [(TMTSF)2X] and bis-tetramethyltetrathiafulvalene-X [(TMTTF)2X] has been investigated by means of polarized optical and infrared reflectance measurements. Analysis of plasma edges in reflectance is used...

  2. Antiferromagnetism in the organic conductor bis-tetramethyltetraselenafulvalene hexafluoroarsenate [(TMTSF)2AsF6]: Static magnetic susceptibility

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    Mortensen, Kell; Tomkiewicz, Yaffa; Bechgaard, Klaus


    The anisotropy in the static magnetic susceptibility of bis-tetramethyltetraselenafulvalene hexafluoroarsenate [(TMTSF)2AsF6] has been investigated above and below the metal-to-insulator transition for a range of fields between 0.5 and 30 kG. The results are consistent with the expectations of a ...

  3. Dimensionality Crossover in the Organic Superconductor Tetramethyltetraselenafulvalene Hexafluorophosphate [(TMTSF)2PF6

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    Jacobsen, Claus Schelde; Tanner, D. B.; Bechgaard, K.


    Polarized reflectance measurements from the far infrared to the visible are reported for (TMTSF)2PF6. At low temperatures, both parallel and perpendicular polarizations show plasma edges in the infrared with metallic reflection below these edges, indicating two- or three-dimensional behavior. The...

  4. Structural Diversity in the Complexes of Trimeric Perfluoro- o -phenylene Mercury with Tetrathia- and Tetramethyltetraselenafulvalene

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    Castañeda, Raúl [New Mexico Highlands Univ., Las Vegas, NV (United States); Yakovenko, Andrey A. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Draguta, Sergiu [New Mexico Highlands Univ., Las Vegas, NV (United States); Fonari, Marina S. [New Mexico Highlands Univ., Las Vegas, NV (United States); Academy of Sciences of Moldova, Chisinau (Moldova); Antipin, Mikhail Yu. [New Mexico Highlands Univ., Las Vegas, NV (United States); Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Moscow (Russian Federation); Timofeeva, Tatiana V. [New Mexico Highlands Univ., Las Vegas, NV (United States); ITMO Univ., St. Petersburg (Russia)


    Five potential charge transfer complexes of trimeric perfluoro-o-phenylene mercury (I) with tetrathiafulvalene (TTF) and tetramethyltetraselenefulvalene (TMTSF) were grown from different solvent mixtures. The adducts (I)2·TTF (1) and I·TTF (2) were grown by slow evaporation from the 1:1 mixture of dichloromethane (CH2Cl2, DCM) and carbon disulfide (CS2). Use of the different 1:1 solvent mixtures of dichloromethane (CH2Cl2, DCM) and dichloroethane (C2H4Cl2, DCE) has led to the crystalline adducts I·TTF (3) and I·TTF·DCE (4). Adduct I.TMTSF (5) was grown by the interface crystallization on the border of two immiscible layers, ethyl acetate, and carbon disulfide. The cocrystals differ by the donor–acceptor ratio, molecular packing, and the solvent inclusion. The components in 1–5 form mixed donor–acceptor stacks. The stacks are stabilized by Hg···S and Hg···C short contacts, while the lateral interactions between stacks include F···F, CH···F, and S/Se···F short contacts.

  5. The properties of 5 highly conducting salts - (TMTSF)2X,X=PF6-, AsF6-, SbF6-, BF4- and NO3-, derived from tetramethyltetraselenafulvalene (TMTSF)

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    Bechgaard, K.; Jacobsen, C.S.; Mortensen, K.


    The properties of five new highly conducting salts of TMTSF, (TMTSF)2X, X = PF6-, AsF6-, SbF6-, BF4- and NO3- are reported. The measurements include dc. and M.W. conductivity, thermopower, optical reflectivity, magnetic susceptibility and F-19-NMR. Preliminary structural data indicate uniform donor...

  6. Observation of Antiferromagnetic Resonance in an Organic Superconductor

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    Torrance, J. B.; Pedersen, H. J.; Bechgaard, K.


    Anomalous microwave absorption has been observed in the organic superconductor TMTSF2AsF6 (TMTSF: tetramethyltetraselenafulvalene) below its metal-nonmetal transition near 12 K. This absorption is unambiguously identified as antiferromagnetic resonance by the excellent agreement between a spin...

  7. Low-temperature thermodynamic investigation of the sulphur organic salts (TMTTF){sub 2}PF{sub 6} and (TMTTF){sub 2}Br (TMTTF {identical_to} tetramethyltetrathiafulvalene): I. General aspects

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    Lasjaunias, J.C.; Brison, J.P.; Monceau, P. [Centre de Recherches sur les Tres Basses Temperature, CNRS, BP 166, Grenoble (France); Staresinic, D. [Institute of Physics, Zagreb (Croatia); Biljakovic, K. [Centre de Recherches sur les Tres Basses Temperature, CNRS, BP 166, Grenoble (France); Institute of Physics, Zagreb (Croatia); Carcel, C.; Fabre, J.M. [Laboratoire de Chimie Structurale Organique, Universite de Montpellier, Montpellier (France)


    A detailed thermodynamical investigation of the quasi-one-dimensional sulphur-based organic salts (TMTTF){sub 2}PF{sub 6} and (TMTTF){sub 2}Br is presented in the temperature range from 30 mK to 7 K. In this part (part I), we consider the general aspects of the low-temperature specific heat of these materials in relationship with their ground states and we compare them with those previously measured for selenium members of the same family. All these compounds exhibit very similar thermodynamical behaviour, despite a variety of electronic ground states: spin-Peierls for (TMTTF){sub 2}PF{sub 6}, commensurate antiferromagnetic spin modulation for (TMTTF){sub 2}Br, incommensurate spin-density wave for (TMTSF){sub 2}PF{sub 6} (TMTSF{identical_to}tetramethyltetraselenafulvalene). We show that the low-energy excitations which are predominant below 1 K have a similar character to that observed in glassy systems, at least on short timescales of measurements. The dynamical aspects of the non-equilibrium thermodynamics will be presented separately in the following part (part II). (author)

  8. Low-temperature structural effects in the (TMTSF)2PF6 and AsF6 Bechgaard salts (United States)

    Foury-Leylekian, P.; Petit, S.; Mirebeau, I.; André, G.; de Souza, M.; Lang, M.; Ressouche, E.; Moradpour, A.; Pouget, J.-P.


    We present a detailed low-temperature investigation of the statics and dynamics of the anions and methyl groups in the organic conductors (TMTSF)2PF6 and (TMTSF)2AsF6 (TMTSF: tetramethyl-tetraselenafulvalene). The 4 K neutron-scattering structure refinement of the fully deuterated (TMTSF)2PF6-D12 salt allows locating precisely the methyl groups at 4 K. This structure is compared to the one of the fully hydrogenated (TMTSF)2PF6-H12 salt previously determined at the same temperature. Surprisingly, it is found that deuteration corresponds to the application of a negative pressure of 5×102 MPa to the H12 salt. Accurate measurements of the Bragg intensity show anomalous thermal variations at low temperature both in the deuterated PF6 and AsF6 salts. Two different thermal behaviors have been distinguished. Small Bragg-angle measurements reflect the presence of low-frequency modes at characteristic energies θE = 8.3 K and θE = 6.7 K for the PF6-D12 and AsF6-D12 salts, respectively. These modes correspond to the low-temperature methyl group motion. Large Bragg-angle measurements evidence an unexpected structural change around 55 K, which probably corresponds to the linkage of the anions to the methyl groups via the formation of F…D-CD2 bonds observed in the 4 K structural refinement. Finally we show that the thermal expansion coefficient of (TMTSF)2PF6 is dominated by the librational motion of the PF6 units. We quantitatively analyze the low-temperature variation of the lattice expansion via the contribution of Einstein oscillators, which allows us to determine for the first time the characteristic frequency of the PF6 librations: θE ≈ 50 K and θE = 76 K for the PF6-D12 and PF6-H12 salts, respectively.