Electromodulated infrared transmission in blue bronze

M. E. Itkis, J. W. Brill

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The infrared transmittance of the quasi-one-dimensional charge-density-wave (CDW) material blue bronze (K0.3MoO3) is observed to be affected by an applied electric field. The effect is interpreted in terms of changes in free carrier absorption resulting from surprisingly large changes in the density of quasiparticles which screen the CDW polarization at electrical contacts. The magnitude of the screening charge has a maximum at 110 K, and is thermally activated below this temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2049-2052
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number13
StatePublished - 1994

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  • Physics and Astronomy (all)


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