Fermi surface of PtCoO2 from quantum oscillations and electronic structure calculations
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The delafossite series of layered oxides includes some of the highest conductivity metals ever discovered. Of these, PtCoO2, with a room-temperature resistivity of 1.8 μΩcm for in-plane transport, is the most conducting of all. The high conduction takes place in triangular lattice Pt layers, separated by layers of Co-O octahedra, and the electronic structure is determined by the interplay of the two types of layers. We present a detailed study of quantum oscillations in PtCoO2, at temperatures down to 35 mK and magnetic fields up to 30 T. As for PdCoO2 and PdRhO2, the Fermi surface consists of a single cylinder with mainly Pt character and an effective mass close to the free-electron value. Due to Fermi-surface warping, two close-lying high frequencies are observed. Additionally, a pronounced difference frequency appears. By analyzing the detailed angular dependence of the quantum-oscillation frequencies, we establish the warping parameters of the Fermi surface. We compare these results to the predictions of first-principles electronic-structure calculations including spin-orbit coupling on Pt and Co and on-site correlation U on Co, and hence demonstrate that electronic correlations in the Co-O layers play an important role in determining characteristic features of the electronic structure of PtCoO2.
Arnold , F , Naumann , M , Rosner , H , Kikugawa , N , Graf , D , Balicas , L , Terashima , T , Uji , S , Takatsu , H , Khim , S , Mackenzie , A P & Hassinger , E 2020 , ' Fermi surface of PtCoO 2 from quantum oscillations and electronic structure calculations ' , Physical Review B , vol. 101 , no. 19 , 195101 . https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.101.195101
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DescriptionThe authors would like to acknowledge the financial support from the Max-Planck Society. E.H. and M.N. acknowledge support from Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) through the Project No. 107745057 (TRR80: From Electronic Correlations to Functionality). This work is also supported by JSPS KAKENHI (No. 18K04715). A portion of this work was performed at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, which is supported by the National Science Foundation Cooperative Agreements No. DMR-1157490 and No. DMR-1644779 and the State of Florida.
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