Brave new world of unconventional density waves

K. Maki, B. Dora, B. Korin-Hamzic, M. Basletic, A. Virosztek, M. V. Kartsovnik

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Recently many people discuss unconventional density wave (i.e. UCDW and USDW). Unlike in conventional density waves, the quasiparticle excitations in these systems are gapless. The appearence of these systems suggests paradigm shift from quasi ID system to quasi 2D and 3D systems. Here we limit ourselves to the angular dependent magnetoresistance (ADMR) observed in the low temperature phase (LTP) of α-(BEDT-TTF)2KHg(SCN)4. Here we show that UCDW describes successfully many features of ADMR as manifestation of the Landau quantization of the quasiparticle spectrum in magnetic field. Indeed ADMR will provide a unique window to access UDW like the AF phase in URu2Si2, the pseudogap phase in high Tc cuprates and the glassy phase in organic superconductor κ-(ET)2 salts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)Pr9/49-Pr9/52
JournalJournal De Physique. IV : JP
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2002
EventInternational Workshop on Electronic Crystals - ECRYS 2002 - Saint Flour, France
Duration: Sep 2 2002Sep 7 2002


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Maki, K., Dora, B., Korin-Hamzic, B., Basletic, M., Virosztek, A., & Kartsovnik, M. V. (2002). Brave new world of unconventional density waves. Journal De Physique. IV : JP, 12(9), Pr9/49-Pr9/52.