Imaging charge-density-wave strains with electromodulated transmission

M. E. Itkis, B. M. Emerling, J. W. Brill

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We have used electromodulated infrared transmission to image charge-density-wave strains in blue bronze. Two components of the strain are identified: a bulk strain, which appears throughout the crystal above an applied voltage VP, and a contact strain, which appears within 100 μm of the contacts with the onset of nonlinear current at VTVP. The two components have very different voltage, frequency, and temperature dependencies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R11545-R11548
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number16
StatePublished - 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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