Study of nonlinear electric field effects in tetramethyltetraselenefulvalene hexafluorophosphate [(TMTSF)2PF6]

P. M. Chaikin, G. Grüner, E. M. Engler, R. L. Greene

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    Detailed field- and frequency-dependent conductivity measurements are reported in (TMTSF)2PF6. No threshold field and a small dielectric constant are found, implying the absence of restoring forces. No evidence is found for wide- or narrow-band noise in the nonlinear regime. This, together with the preliminary observation of a high mobility, suggests that single-particle effects are largely responsible for the nonlinear conductivity below the transition.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1874-1877
    Number of pages4
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Issue number23
    StatePublished - Jan 1 1980


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    • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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