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Low temperature conductivity of metallic conducting polymers

Ahlskog, M and Mukherjee, AK and Menon, Reghu (2001) Low temperature conductivity of metallic conducting polymers. In: Synthetic Metals, 119 (1-3). pp. 457-458.

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In several metallic conducting polymers, both positive and negative temperature coefficient of resistivity (TCR) has been observed at low temperatures; and this can be easily tuned by disorder, pressure and magnetic field. This sign change in TCR is related to the sign change in 'm' [ $\sigma = \sigma_o + mT^\frac{1}{2} $ ] as a function of the resistivity ratio $[\rho_r \sim \rho(300 K) / \rho(1.4 K)]$ in both disorder-tuned and pressure-tuned samples of doped polypyrrole and poly(3-methyl thiophene). In both cases, the zero-crossing of 'm' occurs at resistivity ratio around 2. This shows that the TCR, sign of 'm' and the resistivity ratio are consistently related to each other in metallic conducting polymers.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Synthetic Metals
Publisher: Elsevier
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier.
Keywords: Conducting polymers;Resistivity;Electron-electron interactions
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:36
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/10361

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