Thermodynamics of the charge-density-wave transition in blue bronze

J. W. Brill, M. Chung, Y. K. Kuo, X. Zhan, E. Figueroa, George Mozurkewich

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Specific heat, Young's moduli, and magnetic susceptibility have been measured on pieces of a single crystal of blue bronze (for which thermal expansivity was previously measured) at its 180 K charge-density-wave (CDW) transition. All quantities were analyzed using a free energy appropriate for a three-dimensional XY model. Although not all parameters can be readily interpreted, the resulting fits permit quantification of the magnitudes of the anomalies at the phase transition in a systematic way that does not require guessing of the background variation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1182-1185
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1995

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