Nonanalytical magnetoresistance, the third angular effect, and a methodto investigate Fermi surfaces in quasi-two-dimensional conductors

A. Lebed, N. Bagmet

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We demonstrate that transverse magnetoresistance is a nonanalytical function of the magnetic field, (Formula presented)(H)∼|H(Formula presented), if a magnetic field is parallel to the plane of anisotropy and normal to the Fermi surface at an inflection point in a quasi-two-dimensional (Q2D) conductor. The so-called "third angular effect," recently discovered in organic conductors (TMTSF(Formula presented)X (X=(Formula presented),(Formula presented)) and (DMET(Formula presented)(Formula presented), is interpreted in terms of the existence of an inflection point on their Fermi surfaces. Nonanalytical magnetoresistance is predicted to appear when the magnetic field is applied at the "third magic angles," Θ=±(Formula presented). It is also shown that at arbitrary directions of the in-plane magnetic field the magnetoresistance does not depend on relaxation time and obeys the law (Formula presented)(H)∼A|H| with factor A being a function of local characteristics of a Q2D Fermi surface. The above-mentioned phenomena provide useful methods to investigate Fermi surfaces in strongly anisotropic Q2D conductors including organic and high-(Formula presented) superconductors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R8654-R8657
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number14
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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