Topography and Diffusion of Kinks in Incommensurate Insulators: Relationship Between Phase Conjugation and Thermal Hysteresis in Incommensurate Phases, and a Physical Analog for Circadian Biorhythms

  • J. F. Scott
Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 69)

Abstract

In this paper I attempt to describe the role of nonequilibrium defects in incommensurate insulators. I confine my discussion primarily to two systems: BaMnF4 and Ba2NaNb5O15. These two materials have formed the basis for studies in my own laboratory over the past ten years and are particularly suitable for this review because of the large number of experimental techniques used to elucidate the statics and dynamics of their incommensurate (IC) phases.

Keywords

Quartz Anisotropy Torque Attenuation Manganese 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. F. Scott
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of ColoradoBoulderUSA

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