Collective excitations in the quasi-one-dimensional conductor K0.3MoO3.

Abstract

We investigate collective mode dispersions for the tight-binding dielectric matrix with two one-dimensional electron bands and the three-dimensional long-range Coulomb electron-electron interaction within the random phase approximation. The hybridized collective modes are the result of coupling between the intraband plasmon and the interband dipolar mode due to monopole-dipole Coulomb interaction. Our calculations show the existence of the renormalized plasmon mode below and the dipolar mode above the interband electron-hole quasi-continuum in the long-wavelength limit, as well as a distinct experimentally observable feature in the energy-loss function for large wavevectors in the region of interband excitations. The modes and features obtained are brought into correspondence with the data obtained from electron energy-loss spectroscopy measurements on a quasi-one-dimensional metal, the blue bronze K(0.3)MoO(3).

DOI: 10.1088/0953-8984/22/48/485603

Cite this paper

@article{Loi2010CollectiveEI, title={Collective excitations in the quasi-one-dimensional conductor K0.3MoO3.}, author={Z Bona{\vc}i{\'c} Lo{\vs}i{\'c}}, journal={Journal of physics. Condensed matter : an Institute of Physics journal}, year={2010}, volume={22 48}, pages={485603} }