We investigate superconductivity and magnetism in the organic conductor λ-(BETS)2FexGa1-xCl4. In this material, it is known that the d-electrons on Fe-ions are ordered antiferromagnetically (TN<8.5-9 K) for 0.4<x ≤ 1, while superconductivity (TSC<6 K) of π-electrons appears when 0 ≤ x<0.4. In this paper, including the detailed band structure of this material, we discuss the exchange interaction between the d- and π-electrons, focusing on its role in the antiferromagnetism and superconductivity. We show that the inclusion of only this π-d exchange interaction is difficult to explain both the observed x-dependence of TN and TSC. To understand the phase diagram of λ-(BETS)2FexGa 1-xCl4, we point out that the Coulomb interaction between π-electrons is also important.
- Organic superconductor
- Superconductor-insulator transition
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering