J. Phys. IV France
Volume 131, December 2005
Page(s) 73 - 74
Publié en ligne 18 janvier 2006
International Workshop on Electronic Crystals
S. Brazovskii, P. Monceau and N. Kirova
J. Phys. IV France 131 (2005) 73-74

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:2005131015

Analyis of the electro-optical search for current induced intragap states in blue bronze

J.W. Brill

Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0055, USA

No dependence of the electro-optical spectra of blue bronze on position and voltage has been observed; in particular, there has been no indication of intragap, soliton-like states at the contacts that can be associated with current conversion into the sliding charge-density-wave. These results are analyzed to show that there is less than one soliton per chain in the contact, "phase-slip" region.

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