Damping of CDW-condensate motion by interaction with thermal phasons

  • S. Takada
  • M. Wong
  • T. Holstein
III. Dynamics of Charge Density Waves, Theory
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 217)


This paper contains a calculation of the damping of the q=0 phason (driven by an external microwave field of frequency ω) due to interaction with thermally ambient phasons. The obtained expression for the damping constant is frequency independent and varies as T−2 in the temperature domain relevant for experimental comparison. Its order of magnitude although smaller than that observed experimentally is still considered to be in satisfactory agreement, in view of uncertainties in knowledge of basic parameters and the preliminary character of the theory (neglect of interaction with thermal amplitons and the effects of long range Coulomb interactions.


Inductive Loop Driving Field Linear Conductivity Microwave Conductivity Range Coulomb Interaction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Takada
    • 1
  • M. Wong
    • 1
  • T. Holstein
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaLos Angeles

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