TY - JOUR

T1 - Normal-state magnetotransport in superconducting Tl2Ba2CuO6+delta to millikelvin temperatures

AU - Mackenzie, A P

AU - Julian, S R

AU - Sinclair, D C

AU - Lin, C T

PY - 1996/3/1

Y1 - 1996/3/1

N2 - We report a study of the normal-state Hall effect and magnetoresistance of single crystals of Tl2Ba2CuO6-delta. Using samples with T-c<15 K, we can suppress the superconductivity down to low temperatures with magnetic fields of 16 T, and can thus study the normal state properties over three decades of temperature, extending into the T-->0 limit where it is possible to make a reliable estimate of k(F) similar to 0.7 Angstrom(-1) from the Hall effect in the elastic-scattering regime. The temperature dependence of the Hall coefficient, R(H), below 30 K rules out models in which R(H)(T) is taken as a measure of a real temperature-dependent change in the carrier concentration. The two scattering rates (probed by the resistivity and the cotangent of the Hall angle) which characterize normal-state transport in the cuprates also appear in this overdoped material for T greater than or equal to 30 K. However, as T-->0, we observe only a single scattering rate, whose temperature dependence is dominated by low power terms, in contrast to the T-2 dependence predicted for a Fermi liquid. The relationship between these findings and anomalous behavior previously reported for the upper critical field is discussed.

AB - We report a study of the normal-state Hall effect and magnetoresistance of single crystals of Tl2Ba2CuO6-delta. Using samples with T-c<15 K, we can suppress the superconductivity down to low temperatures with magnetic fields of 16 T, and can thus study the normal state properties over three decades of temperature, extending into the T-->0 limit where it is possible to make a reliable estimate of k(F) similar to 0.7 Angstrom(-1) from the Hall effect in the elastic-scattering regime. The temperature dependence of the Hall coefficient, R(H), below 30 K rules out models in which R(H)(T) is taken as a measure of a real temperature-dependent change in the carrier concentration. The two scattering rates (probed by the resistivity and the cotangent of the Hall angle) which characterize normal-state transport in the cuprates also appear in this overdoped material for T greater than or equal to 30 K. However, as T-->0, we observe only a single scattering rate, whose temperature dependence is dominated by low power terms, in contrast to the T-2 dependence predicted for a Fermi liquid. The relationship between these findings and anomalous behavior previously reported for the upper critical field is discussed.

U2 - 10.1103/PhysRevB.53.5848

DO - 10.1103/PhysRevB.53.5848

M3 - Article

SN - 0163-1829

VL - 53

SP - 5848

EP - 5855

JO - Physical Review. B, Condensed matter

JF - Physical Review. B, Condensed matter

IS - 9

ER -