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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Universal magnetic-field-driven metal-insulator-metal transformations in graphite and bismuth
Author: Kopelevich, Y
Pantoja, JCM
da Silva, RR
Moehlecke, S
Abstract: Applied magnetic field induces metal-insulator and reentrant insulator-metal transitions in both graphite and rhombohedral bismuth. The corresponding transition boundaries plotted on the magnetic field-temperature (B-T) plane nearly coincide for these semimetals and can be best described by power laws T similar to(B-B-c)(kappa), where B-c is a critical field at T=0 and kappa=0.45 +/- 0.05. We show that insulator-metal-insulator (I-M-I) transformations take place in the Landau level quantization regime and illustrate how the insulator-metal transformation in graphite samples with a moderate anisotropy transforms into a cascade of I-M-I transitions, related to the quantum Hall effect in strongly anisotropic, quasi-two-dimensional graphite samples. We discuss the possible coupling of superconducting and excitonic correlations with the observed phenomena, as well as the signatures of quantum phase transitions associated with the M-I and I-M transformations.
Country: EUA
Editor: American Physical Soc
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.73.165128
Date Issue: 2006
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