J. Phys. IV France
Volume 09, Numéro PR10, December 1999
International Workshop on Electronic Crystals
Page(s) Pr10-239 - Pr10-241
International Workshop on Electronic Crystals

J. Phys. IV France 09 (1999) Pr10-239-Pr10-241

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:19991060

Unconventional spin density waves in quasi-one dimensional systems

B. Dóra1 and A. Virosztek1, 2

1  Department of Physics, Technical University of Budapest, 1521 Budapest, Hungary
2  Research Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics, P.O. Box 49, 1525 Budapest, Hungary

We consider the possibility of formation of an unconventional spin density wave (SDW) in quasi-one dimensional electronic systems. In analogy with unconventional superconductivity, we develop a mean field theory of SDW allowing for the momentum dependent gap Δ(k) on the Fermi surface. The excitation spectrum and basic thermodynamic properties of the model are found to be very similar to those of d-wave superconductors in spite of the different topology of their Fermi surfaces. Among the transport properties the frequency dependent conductivity in directions perpendicular to the linear chain direction is evaluated for various gap functions, and found to reflect the maximum gap value.

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