Nonmetallic metal toward a pressure-induced bad-metal state in two-dimensional Cu3LiRu2O6

Bin Huang, Ziyi Liu, Yifeng Han, Shuang Zhao, Meixia Wu, Corey E. Frank, Martha Greenblatt, Mark Croft, Nicholas F. Quackenbush, Sizhan Liu, Trevor A. Tyson, Lei Zhang, Junliang Sun, Pengfei Shan, Jianhong Dai, Xiaohui Yu, Jinguang Cheng, Man Rong Li

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The novel two-dimensional honeycomb layered Cu3LiRu2O6 exhibits Pauli-like paramagnetic and Mott variable range hopping semiconduction behaviors, which contradict the large specific-heat Sommerfeld coefficient for metals, and indicate a possible spin-excitation induced nonmetallic metal. This nonmetallic feature can be significantly suppressed by pressure toward producing a bad-metal state, as reflected by the temperature-dependent resistivity response up to 35 GPa.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-268
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • General Chemistry
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Catalysis


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