Macroscopic coherence length of charge-density waves in orthorhombic TaS3

G. Mihly, Gy Hutiray, L. Mihly

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Four-probe continuous and pulsed dc current-voltage measurements on orthorhombic TaS3 showed that the distance between potential contacts influences (i) the sharpness of metal-semiconductor transition and (ii) the threshold potential at which, in the low-temperature phase, nonlinearity sets in. The closeness of voltage contacts on the 100-m scale smears out the phase transition and increases the threshold field, indicating that the phase coherence of charge-density-wave states is destroyed by the perturbation of contacts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4896-4899
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1983


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  • Condensed Matter Physics

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