The electronic structure of hexagonal potassium tungsten bronze K0.25 WO3 has been investigated by high-resolution angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES). The experimentally determined band structure resolves the long-standing puzzles concerning the anomalous transport properties in this hexagonal bronze. We find that the ARPES-derived Fermi surface is the consequence of hidden one-dimensional (1D) bands, in good agreement with the calculated Fermi surface. These results indicate that the high-temperature anomaly in the electrical resistivity originates in the possible charge-density-wave formation associated with the hidden 1D Fermi surfaces.

Original languageEnglish
Article number245120
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jun 18


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