Convective terms and transversely driven charge-density waves

S. N. Artemenko, S. V. Zaitsev-Zotov, V. E. Minakova, P. Monceau

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Abstract

We derive the convective terms in the damping which determine the structure of the moving charge-density wave (CDW), and study the effect of a current flowing transverse to conducting chains on the CDW dynamics along the chains. In contrast to a recent prediction we find that the effect is orders of magnitude smaller, and that contributions from transverse currents of electron- and holelike quasiparticles to the force exerted on the CDW along the chains act in the opposite directions. We discuss recent experimental verification of the effect and demonstrate experimentally that geometry effects might mimic the transverse current effect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5184-5187
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume84
Issue number22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2000

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