Elastic properties of linear charge density wave materials in the regime of nonlinear conduction

George Mozurkewich, P. M. Chaikin, W. G. Clark, G. Grüner

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    The Young's moduli E of TaS3, (TaSe4)2I, and NbSe3 are found to soften when the samples are subjected to voltages V in excess of the threshold VT for nonlinear electrical conduction by sliding charge density waves. The voltage dependences of E are similar to the voltage dependences of the differential resistance and of the dielectric constant. The difference in stiffness for V < VT and V >> VT is ascribed to decoupling of distortions of the charge density wave from those of the underlying lattice.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)421-424
    Number of pages4
    JournalSolid State Communications
    Issue number5
    StatePublished - Nov 1985


    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Chemistry(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Materials Chemistry

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