Pinning energy versus order parameter in a charge-density-wave system

G. Mihaly, P. Canfield

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We have investigated the effects of pressure on the pinned and sliding charge-density-wave states of K0.3MoO3 at 77 and 4.2 K. The application of hydrostatic pressure suppresses the threshold electric field both for the conventional charge-density-wave conduction and for the low-temperature, abrupt depinning. We show that the change in the pinning energy is due to the decrease of the charge-density-wave order parameter and that the pressure dependence of the threshold field favors weak-pinning theories.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)459-462
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1990

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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