J. Phys. IV France
Volume 09, Numéro PR10, December 1999
International Workshop on Electronic Crystals
Page(s) Pr10-265 - Pr10-266
International Workshop on Electronic Crystals

J. Phys. IV France 09 (1999) Pr10-265-Pr10-266

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:19991067

The optical conductivity in spin density waves

B. Dóra1, A. Virosztek1, 2 and K. Maki3

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
3  Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0484, U.S.A.

We compute the optical conductivity perpendicular to the conducting chains in the spin density wave phase in Bechgaard salts (TMTSF)2X with X=PF6 and ClO4. We assume that the quasi-particle damping is entirely due to impurity scattering, and neglect the effect of imperfect nesting for simplicity. The present theory appears to describe the recent data from (TMTSF)2PF6 and (TMTSF)2ClO4 reasonably well.

© EDP Sciences 1999