Contribution of charge-density-wave phase excitations to thermal conductivity below the Peierls transition

A. Smontara, K. Biljaković, S. N. Artemenko

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We report on measurements of the thermal conductivity of the quasi-one-dimensional conductor (NbSe4)10I3 between 80 and 320 K. We show that the thermal conductivity exhibits a well-defined minimum below the Peierls transition temperature Tp=285 K. Such behavior has also been found in the charge-density-wave (CDW) conductors K0.3MoO3 and (TaSe4)2I, and seems to be a generic property of CDW systems. We propose that this feature results from the contribution of low-frequency phasons of rather large velocity. The position of the minimum in the thermal conductivity corresponds to the temperature range where the screening of the Coulomb interaction by the quasiparticles (electron-hole pairs) becomes effective and consequently enables the phason contribution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4329-4334
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume48
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1993

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Contribution of charge-density-wave phase excitations to thermal conductivity below the Peierls transition. / Smontara, A.; Biljaković, K.; Artemenko, S. N.

In: Physical Review B, Vol. 48, No. 7, 01.01.1993, p. 4329-4334.

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