Frequency dependence of elastic anomalies in charge-density-wave conductors

X. D. Xiang, J. W. Brill

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We have measured the frequency dependence of the Youngs-modulus (Y) and internal-friction anomalies in the charge-density-wave conductors NbSe3 and TaS3. Measurements were made on overtones of flexural resonances using a helical resonator detector between 1 and 100 kHz. Temperature-dependent anomalies were independent of frequency, whereas electric-field-dependent anomalies decreased rapidly with frequency; e.g., Y/Y -p, where p(3/4. These results are inconsistent with all models proposed of the elastic properties of the charge-density-wave state.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1853-1856
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number17
StatePublished - 1989

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  • Physics and Astronomy (all)


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