Optical conductivity in A3C60 (A=K,Rb).

Van den Brink J., Gunnarsson O., Eyert V.

Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung, Stuttgart, Germany;
Laboratory of Solid State and Applied Physics, Materials Science Centre, University of Groningen, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG Groningen, The Netherlands

We study the optical conductivity in A3C60 (A =K, Rb). The effects of the electron-phonon interaction is included to lowest order in the coupling strength lambda. It is shown that this leads to a narrowing of the Drude peak by a factor (1+lambda) and a transfer of weight to a mid-infrared peak at somewhat larger energies than the phonon energy. Although this goes in the right direction, it is not sufficient to describe experiment.

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Physical Review B, 57 2163-7, 1998.

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