Electronic transport properties of K3C60 films

T. T.M. Palstra*, R. C. Haddon, A. F. Hebard, J. Zaanen

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We report the longitudinal resistivity and Hall-effect data of thin films of K3C60 in the normal and superconducting states in magnetic fields up to 12.5 T. The resistivity is 2.5 m cm at room temperature and near the metal-to-insulator transition. The Hall coefficient is small as expected for a half-filled conduction band, and changes sign at 220 K. The resistivity is interpreted in terms of the granularity of the film which leads to zero-dimensional superconductivity in these systems with a length scale of 70. We find a superconducting coherence length of 26, which we interpret as a single-grain property. The Pippard coherence length, i.e., in the absence of granularity, is estimated to be 150.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1054-1057
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 1992
Externally publishedYes

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