Observation of hidden fermi surface nesting in a two dimensional conductor

Klaus Breuer, Cristian Stagarescu, Kevin E. Smith, Martha Greenblatt, Kandalam Ramanujachary

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We report the first direct measurement of hidden Fermi surface nesting in a two dimensional conductor. The system studied was N a0.9Mo6O17, and the measured Fermi surface consists of electron and hole pockets that can be combined to form sets of pseudo-one-dimensional Fermi surfaces, exhibiting the nesting necessary to drive a Peierls transition to a charge density wave state. The observed nesting vector is shown to be in excellent agreement with theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3172-3175
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number17
StatePublished - Apr 22 1996
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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