Polycrystalline samples of the delafossite Rh oxide Cu1-x Agx Rh1-y Mgy O2 were investigated to clarify its transport properties. Mg substitution dramatically decreases the resistivity and the Hall coefficient, whereas it does not change the thermopower and the mobility. As an origin for this, we propose that the holes doped by the Mg ions are spatially segregated in the sample, and move away from the Mg ions to retain high mobility. In the parent oxide CuRh O2, the conductivity in the Cu layer is comparable with that in the Rh O2 layer at 300 K, which characterizes this material as a two-hole-band conductor.
|Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
|Published - 2006
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- Condensed Matter Physics