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Linear behavior of the optical conductivity and incoherent charge transport in ${\mathrm{BaCoS}}_{2}$

  • Santos-Cottin, D. LPEM, ESPCI Paris, PSL University
  • Klein, Y. Institut de Minéralogie de Physique des Matériaux et de Cosmochimie (IMPMC), Sorbonne Université, CNRS UMR 7590, Paris, France
  • Werner, Philipp Department of Physics, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Miyake, Takashi Research Center for Computational Design of Advanced Functional Materials, AIST, Tsukuba, Japan
  • Medici, L. de LPEM, ESPCI Paris, PSL University
  • Gauzzi, A. Institut de Minéralogie de Physique des Matériaux et de Cosmochimie (IMPMC), Sorbonne Université, CNRS UMR 7590, Paris, France
  • Lobo, R. P. S. M. LPEM, ESPCI Paris, PSL University
  • Casula, Michele Institut de Minéralogie de Physique des Matériaux et de Cosmochimie (IMPMC), Sorbonne Université, CNRS UMR 7590, Paris, France
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    01.10.2018
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  • Physical Review Materials. - 2018, vol. 2, no. 10, p. 105001
English Optical conductivity measurements on a BaCoS2 single crystal unveil an unusual linear behavior over a broad spectral range. In the paramagnetic phase above 300 K, the spectrum shows no gap, which contradicts the previously proposed scenario of a charge-transfer Mott insulator. Ab initio dynamical mean field theory calculations including a retarded Hubbard interaction explain the data in terms of an incipient opening of a Co(3d)−S(3p) charge-transfer gap concomitant to incoherent charge transport driven by electronic correlations. These results point to a non-Fermi liquid scenario with Hund's metal properties in the paramagnetic state, which arises from an incipient Mott phase destabilized by low-energy charge fluctuations across the vanishing 3d−3p charge-transfer gap.
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Faculté des sciences et de médecine
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Département de Physique
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