Shear modulus of TaS3

X. D. Xiang, J. W. Brill

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We have measured the effective shear modulus of orthorhombic TaS3 by incorporating the sample in a torsional pendulum. In the charge-density-wave (CDW) state, the shear modulus gradually decreases by 20% with voltage as the CDW becomes depinned, and the internal friction increases to 0.01. These results suggest that interchange coupling is severely affected by CDW motion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2969-2971
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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