Martin Dressel

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Studies of the electromagnetic response of various classes of correlated electron materials including transition-metal oxides, organic and molecular conductors, intermetallic compounds with d and f electrons, as well as magnetic semiconductors are reviewed. Optical inquiry into correlations in all these diverse systems is enabled by experimental access to(More)
Controlling the dynamics of spins on surfaces is pivotal to the design of spintronic and quantum computing devices. Proposed schemes involve the interaction of spins with graphene to enable surface-state spintronics and electrical spin manipulation. However, the influence of the graphene environment on the spin systems has yet to be unravelled. Here we(More)
The electrical conduction of metals is governed by how freely mobile electrons can move throughout the material. This movement is hampered by scattering with other electrons, as well as with impurities or thermal excitations (phonons). Experimentally, the scattering processes of single electrons are not observed, but rather the overall response of all(More)
Interacting conduction electrons are usually described within Fermi-liquid theory, which states that, in spite of strong interactions, the low-energy excitations are electron-like quasiparticles with charge and spin. In recent years there has been tremendous interest in conducting systems that are not Fermi liquids, motivated by the observation of highly(More)
We studied the magnetic and electronic properties of the insulating charge-transfer salt (TMTTF) 2 AsF 6 by electron spin resonance (ESR), SQUID magnetometer and optical conductivity measurements. For the first time, the lattice dynamics was investigated in the vicinity of the charge order transition. We found a splitting of the electron-molecular-vibration(More)
Low-dimensional organic conductors could establish themselves as model systems for the investigation of the physics in reduced dimensions. In the metallic state of a one-dimensional solid, Fermi liquid theory breaks down and spin and charge degrees of freedom become separated. But the metallic phase is not stable in one dimension: as the temperature is(More)
In commemoration of Paul Drude (1863–1906) By now more than 100 years passed since Paul Drude suggested his highly acclaimed model of electronic transport. In the form advanced by A. Sommerfeld, the Drude model is still heavily utilized to describe, for instance, the optical properties of metals. Surprisingly, the key prediction of the Drude model, the(More)
The neutral-ionic phase transition in TTF-CA was investigated by steady-state and time-resolved infrared spectroscopy. We describe the growth of high-quality single crystals and their characterization. Extended theoretical calculations were performed in order to obtain the band structure, the molecular vibrational modes and the optical spectra along all(More)