J. Phys. IV France
Volume 09, Numéro PR10, December 1999
International Workshop on Electronic Crystals
Page(s) Pr10-65 - Pr10-67
International Workshop on Electronic Crystals

J. Phys. IV France 09 (1999) Pr10-65-Pr10-67

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:19991016

Transversely driven charge density waves in NbSe3

N. Markovic, M.A.H. Dohmen and H.S.J. van der Zant

Department of Applied Physics and DIMES, Delft University of Technology, Lorentzweg 1, 2628 CJ Delft, The Netherlands

We have studied the charge density wave (CDW) transport in the presence of a single-particle current flowing transversely to the sliding direction of the CDW. The depinning treshold field was found to decrease exponentially with the transverse current, allowing the CDWs to slide even at very low bias fields. The CDW transport is ohmic in this novel, nonequilibrium regime. The results from thin NbSe3 crystals are in excellent agreement with recent theoretical predictions.

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