Four probe electrical resistivity measurements between 0.3K and 300K were made on single crystals of the violet-red bronze Li0.9Mo6O17 grown by a temperature gradient flux technique. The temperature variation of the resistivity shows metallic conductivity and highly anisotropic behavior similar to K0.9Mo6O17. The room temperature resistivity, measured in the direction parallel to the plate axis, is 9.5×10-3Ωcm and 2.47Ωcm perpendicular to that axis. A phase transition observed at ∼24K is possibly related to the onset of a charge density wave. A transition to the superconducting state is observed at Tc ∼ 1.9K.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Materials Chemistry