Conductivity and magnetoresistance of polyacetylene fiber network

G. T. Kim, M. Burghard, D. S. Suh, K. Liu, J. G. Park, S. Roth, Y. W. Park

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The four-probe conductivity and magnetoresistance (MR) in micron-scale for the iodine-doped polyacetylene (PA) fiber network were measured. A remarkably weaker temperature dependence of resistivity compared to that of the bulk PA film was observed. The transverse MR at T = 1.5 K was negative and its relative magnitude was approximately 0.1% at H = 10 T. The slow oscillatory tendency with small amplitude was suggested in MR. The results suggest the importance of contact barriers in the nanosize PA fiber network.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-210
Number of pages4
JournalSynthetic Metals
Issue number3
StatePublished - 15 Sep 1999

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We would specially give our gratitudes to M. Riek, M. Schmidt, J.H. Smet, A. Christian, F. Zha, J. Muster, B. Steffi, K. Vojislav at MPI, Stuttgart, for valuable discussions and furnishing their facilities. A portion of this work was performed at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, which is supported by NSF Cooperative Agreement No. DMR-9527035 and by the State of Florida. One of the authors (YWP) appreciates Prof. J.R. Schrieffer for his kind arrangement to work at the NHMFL. This work was supported by STEPI under the contract no. 98-I-01-04-A-026, Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Korea.


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