Electronic structure near the fermi surface in the quasi–one-dimensional conductor Li0.9Mo6O17

Jinyu Xue, L. C. Duda, Kevin E. Smith, Alexei V. Fedorov, Peter D. Johnson, Steve L. Hulbert, William Mc Carroll, Martha Greenblatt

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The electronic properties of the quasi-one-dimensional (1D) oxide conductor Li0.9Mo6O17have been investigated using high-momentum and energy resolution photoelectron spectroscopy at temperatures above and below the metal-semiconductor transition temperature. Considerable spectral intensity at the Fermi energy (EF) is observed at room temperature, and a sharp feature corresponding to a band crossing EF is clearly resolved for states along the quasi-1D axis. Below the metal-semiconductor transition at 24 K, a gap is clearly observed to open at EF. Our data do not support the assertion that the low energy excitations of electrons in Li0.9Mo6O17should be described in a Luttinger liquid model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1235-1238
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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