J. Phys. IV France
Volume 131, December 2005
Page(s) 147 - 150
Publié en ligne 18 janvier 2006
International Workshop on Electronic Crystals
S. Brazovskii, P. Monceau and N. Kirova
J. Phys. IV France 131 (2005) 147-150

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:2005131035

Soluble model for X-ray scattering from CDWs with dislocations

N. Kirova1 and S. Brazovskii2

1  LPS, Université Paris-Sud, 91405 Orsay Cedex, France
2  LPTMS, Université Paris-Sud, 91405 Orsay Cedex, France

Charge density waves in constraint geometry experience stresses which can easily exceed a plastic threshold. Relevant situations include macroscopic crystal defects, surface strain, kinks at the surface, junctions and their edges, field effect. The stress is resolved by creation of dislocations which can be observed by modern scattering techniques of space resolved diffraction. We present theoretical considerations on the appearance and the role of enforced dislocations in such situations. We perform precise calculations for a special model of the surface scattering at presence of an array of dislocation lines which are assumed to be well aligned, submerged at the same depth but spaced randomly. The results recover such generally important features as nonsymmetry of intensity profiles I(q) and competition between their single and double peak shapes.

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