Collective transport of spin density waves in organic salts

Kazumi Maki, Attila Virosztek

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The spin density wave (SDW) in organic conductors like (TMTSF)2PF6 possesses two distinct collective modes; the spin wave and the sliding mode. Since the spin dynamics of SDW is described by an equation similar to the Leggett equation for superfluid 3He, we predict the longitudinal resonance. On the other hand both the electric charge and the current couple to the sliding SDW mode, which gives rise to a variety of nonlinear phenomena similar to those found in the quasi-one dimensional charge density wave (CDW) like NbSe3.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377-384
Number of pages8
JournalSynthetic Metals
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 21 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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