Near commensurability effects on charge density wave dynamics

  • Baruch Horovitz
III. Dynamics of Charge Density Waves, Theory
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 217)


Nearly commensurate charge density waves are described by a dilute phase-kink lattice. Linear response analysis shows that the shape of the AC response depends on the kink density and corresponds to a distribution of crossover frequencies. For nonlinear response a DC field EA is defined where the sliding kink lattice reaches the phason velocity. For E > EA and for some range of fields and damping constants the sliding system is unstable and the phenomena of narrow band noise is observed. The results also correspond to unusual flux lattice dynamics in superconducting films.


Charge Density Wave Crossover Frequency Narrow Band Noise Commensurate Phase Charge Density Wave Phase 
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  • Baruch Horovitz
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsBen-Gurion UniversityBeer-ShevaIsrael

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