Character of electron reflection at a normal metal-Peierls semiconductor boundary

S. N. Artemenko, S. V. Remizov

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The reflection of electrons incident from a normal metal on the boundary of the metal with a quasi-one-dimensional conductor containing a charge-density wave (CDW) is investigated theoretically. It is shown that the reflection is not of an Andreev character but rather of a Bragg character. This is due to the fact that the CDW is actually an electronic crystal, and its wave vector is a reciprocal lattice vector of the electronic crystal. The ratio of the intensities of the standard and Bragg reflection depends on the phase of the CDW.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-58
Number of pages6
JournalJETP Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1997

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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