Electrical conductivity studies of K1.75[Pt(CN)4]1.5H2O − K(def)CP.

  • Kim Carneiro
  • Claus S. Jacobsen
  • Jack M. Williams
6. Incommensurate Lattices and Metallic Chain Components
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 96)


Electrical conduction studies from the quasi-one-dimensional conductor K1.75[Pt(CN)41.5H2O, K(def)CP , show that this compound exhibits a new characteristic behaviour within the class of KCP-type conductors. At low temperatures the conduction is activated with a gap Δ=55meV (Eg=2Δ) , and at T-80 kelvin a transition to metallic state appears to take place. But the way in which the Peierls transition manifests itself differs from that of KCP. Above T=200 kelvin, the conductivity becomes strongly dependent upon temperature, which may be ascribed to the onset of free rotation of the crystal water.


Free Rotation Crystal Water Good Crystal Electrical Conduction Study Peierls Transition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kim Carneiro
    • 1
  • Claus S. Jacobsen
    • 2
  • Jack M. Williams
    • 3
  1. 1.Physics Laboratory IUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagen ØDenmark
  2. 2.Physics Laboratory IIITechnical University of DenmarkLyngbyDenmark
  3. 3.Argonne National LaboratoryChemistry DivisionUSA

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