Dynamics of charge density wave phase-slips in mesoscopic samples

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Theoretical model of current conversion from normal to collective current in mesoscopic samples of CDW conductors is presented. The current conversion is described in terms of phase slips (PS) induced by strain of the CDW and stimulated by thermal fluctuations. Kernels of PS situated near contacts are surrounded by long-range perturbations of the CDW phase. If spacing between contacts is shorter than decaying length of these perturbations then temporal evolution of PS at different contacts becomes correlated, and PS voltage decreases with spacing between the contacts decreasing. The results are in qualitative agreement with experimental study of current conversion in submicron NbSe 3 wires.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJournal De Physique. IV : JP
EditorsS. Brazovskii, N. Kirova, P. Monceau
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2002
EventInternational Workshop on Electronic Crystals - ECRYS 2002 - Saint Flour, France
Duration: 2 Sep 20027 Sep 2002


OtherInternational Workshop on Electronic Crystals - ECRYS 2002
CitySaint Flour

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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