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H-1-NMR and charge transport in metallic polypyrrole at ultra-low temperatures and high magnetic fields

Singh, K Jugeshwar and Clark, WG and Ramesh, KP and Menon, Reghu (2008) H-1-NMR and charge transport in metallic polypyrrole at ultra-low temperatures and high magnetic fields. In: Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 20 (46). 465208-1-465208-9.

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The temperature dependence of conductivity, proton spin relaxation time (T1) and magnetoconductance (MC) in metallic polypyrrole (PPy) doped with PF6− have been carried out at mK temperatures and high magnetic fields. At T<1 K both electron–electron interaction (EEI) and hopping contributes to conductivity. The temperature dependence of a proton T1 is classified in three regimes: (a) for T<6 K—relaxation mechanism follows a modified Korringa relation due to EEI and disorder, (b) for 6 K<T<50 K—relaxation mechanism is via spin diffusion to the paramagnetic centers and (c) for T>50 K—relaxation is due to the dipolar interaction modulated by the reorientation of the symmetric PF6 groups following the Bloembergen, Purcell and Pound (BPP) model. The data analysis shows that the Korringa ratio is enhanced by an order of magnitude. The positive and negative MC at T<250 mK is due to the contributions from weak localization and Coulomb-correlated hopping transport, respectively. The role of EEI is observed to be consistent in conductivity, T1 and MC data, especially at T<1 K.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter
Publisher: Institute of Physics
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Institute of Physics.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2009 11:32
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:57
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/17532

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