Microwave conductivity of pinned spin-density waves and charge-density waves

Kazumi Maki, Attila Virosztek

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We study the high-frequency conductivity of pinned spin- and charge-density waves within mean-field theory where the quasiparticle scattering is introduced explicitly in terms of randomly distributed nonmagnetic impurities. We find the ac response is approximated by the one for a damped harmonic oscillator, where the damping constant is expressed in terms of microscopic parameters. In particular, the phason damping constant in a charge-density wave is reduced by m/m* compared with the one in a spin-density wave, where m* is the phason mass and m is the band electron mass.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2511-2515
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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