Quantum interference and weak localization effects in the interlayer magnetoresistance of layered metals

Kennett, Malcolm P. and McKenzie, Ross H. (2008) Quantum interference and weak localization effects in the interlayer magnetoresistance of layered metals. Physical Review B, 78 2: 024506-1-024506-10. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.78.024506

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Author Kennett, Malcolm P.
McKenzie, Ross H.
Title Quantum interference and weak localization effects in the interlayer magnetoresistance of layered metals
Journal name Physical Review B   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1098-0121
Publication date 2008-07-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1103/PhysRevB.78.024506
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 78
Issue 2
Start page 024506-1
End page 024506-10
Total pages 10
Editor P. D. Adams
Place of publication United States
Publisher American Physical Society
Collection year 2009
Language eng
Subject C1
970102 Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences
020499 Condensed Matter Physics not elsewhere classified
Abstract Studies of angle-dependent magnetoresistance oscillations (AMRO) in the interlayer conductivity of layered metals have generally considered semiclassical electron transport. We consider a quantum correction to the semiclassical conductivity that arises from what can be described as an interlayer Cooperon. This correction depends on both the disorder potential within a layer and the correlations of the disorder potential between layers. We compare our results with existing experimental data on organic charge-transfer salts that are not explained within the standard semiclassical transport picture. In particular, our results may be applicable to effects that have been seen when the applied magnetic field is almost parallel to the conducting layers. We predict the presence of a peak in the resistivity as the field direction approaches the plane of the layers. The peak can occur even when there is weakly incoherent transport between layers.
Keyword magnetoresistance
multilayers
weak localisation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2009 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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