Transport and NMR Studies of Charge Glass in Organic Conductors with Quasi-triangular Lattices
This thesis experimentally demonstrates the much discussed electronic charge-glass states in solids. It focuses on quasi-two-dimensional organic conductors of the th-(BEDT-TTF)2X family, which form anisotropic triangular lattices, and examines their electronic properties using various measurements: resistivity, time-resolved electric transport, X-ray diffraction analysis, and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. The hallmark of the charge glass caused by geometrical frustration of lattice structure for those materials is successfully observed for the first time. The thesis provides new insights into the exotic properties of matter driven by strong electron correlations and crystalline frustration.
The introduction enables beginners to understand fundamentals of the charge-glass states and the organic-conductor family th-(BEDT-TTF)2X. The comprehensive and detailed descriptions of the experimental demonstration make this a valuable resource.
Dr. Takuro Sato is an experimentalist in condensed matter physics. He received his diploma from the Department of Applied Physics, The University of Tokyo in 2012, and his thesis was then selected as the graduation thesis 2012. In 2017, he received his PhD from the Department of Applied Physics, The University of Tokyo. In the same year, he was awarded as the best oral presentation award at The 8th Research Meeting of Cryogenic Research Center.