Relaxation of metastable states in blue bronze K0.3MoO3

  • L. Mihály
  • Ting Chen
  • B. Alavi
  • G. Gruner
V. Hysteresis and Metastability
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 217)


Metastable states, induced by thermal cycling and electric fields were investigated in blue bronze K0.3MoO3. We found a hysteresis in the temperature dependence of the low field resistance. The thermally induced metastable resistivity relaxes obeying a power low time dependence.


Contact Resistance Metastable State Differential Resistance Gold Wire Threshold Field 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Mihály
    • 1
  • Ting Chen
    • 1
  • B. Alavi
    • 1
  • G. Gruner
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUCLALos AngelesUSA

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