Antiferromagnetically Enhanced 13 C Spin-Lattice Relaxation in K3C60 - No Evidence of Electronic Multi-Sites

Susumu Sasaki, Azusa Matsuda, C. W. Chu

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We report a study of 13C NMR spin-lattice relaxation in the superconducting fulleride K3C60 at low temperatures (T). The experimentally obtained relaxation data, which are scaled to a T-independent relaxation shape, are found to be well reproduced by the anisotropy parameter αspin ≡ Aisospin/Aaxspin, where Aisospin and Aaxspin are the isotropic and anisotropic part of the 13 C hyperfine coupling of conduction electrons, respectively. Simulation for a powder sample with various αspin values indicates that the deviation from a single-exponential relaxation is largest when the hyperfine coupling is isotropic to some extent (i.e., αspin ≈ 0.5) instead of purely anisotropic (i.e., αspin = 0). These results justify a model based on the electronic single site. Moreover, from the validity of the extended Korringa relation with K(α) = 5.7, it is found that the electronic state is a Fermi liquid in which the relaxation rate is enhanced substantially by the antiferromagnetic electron interaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3696-3699
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Physical Society of Japan
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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