Optical excitation of plasmons in a quasi-one-dimensional conductor

P. F. Williams, M. A. Butler, Denis L. Rousseau, Aaron N. Bloch

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Abstract

We have carefully determined the optical spectrum of K2Pt(CN)4Br0.3 3H2 O near the reflectivity edge. Our data reveal, in addition to the expected monotonic background, a broad peak in 2() above a threshold coinciding with the zero of 1() near 16 000 cm-1. We assign this band to indirect excitation of plasmons. Details of the excitation of plasmons are discussed with particular attention being paid to the problems presented by the one-dimensional character of the material. It is concluded that the electronic structure of this material cannot be adequately described by either a free-electron model or a one-band tight-binding model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1109-1112
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1974
Externally publishedYes

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Optical excitation of plasmons in a quasi-one-dimensional conductor. / Williams, P. F.; Butler, M. A.; Rousseau, Denis L.; Bloch, Aaron N.

In: Physical Review B, Vol. 10, No. 3, 1974, p. 1109-1112.

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Williams, P. F. ; Butler, M. A. ; Rousseau, Denis L. ; Bloch, Aaron N. / Optical excitation of plasmons in a quasi-one-dimensional conductor. In: Physical Review B. 1974 ; Vol. 10, No. 3. pp. 1109-1112.
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