J. Phys. IV France
Volume 131, December 2005
Page(s) 347 - 348
Publié en ligne 18 janvier 2006
International Workshop on Electronic Crystals
S. Brazovskii, P. Monceau and N. Kirova
J. Phys. IV France 131 (2005) 347-348

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:2005131088

Unconventional charge density wave in coupled electron-phonon system

A. Ványolos1 and A. Virosztek1, 2

1  Department of Physics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, 1521 Budapest, Hungary
2  Research Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics, PO Box 49, 1525 Budapest, Hungary

We report our study on unconventional charge density waves (UCDW) in pure quasi-one dimensional conductors. We develop a new possible mechanism of establishment of such a low temperature phase, in which the driving force of the phase transition is the electron-phonon interaction with coupling depending on both the momentum transfer and the momentum of the scattered electron. Mean field treatment is applied to obtain the optical conductivity. The inclusion of collective modes causes significant change with respect to the quasiparticle contribution, and leads to an effective mass which is nonmonotonic in temperature as opposed to conventional charge density waves.

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