Effect of impurities on the anomalous transport properties of NbSe3

N. P. Ong, J. W. Brill, J. C. Eckert, J. W. Savage, S. K. Khanna, R. B. Somoano

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Studies on the effect of charged (Ti) and uncharaged (Ta) impurities on the non-Ohmic behavior of and microwave absorption in NbSe3 show that (1) the characteristic field E0 increases as c2 (c=Ta concentration), in agreement with a recent calculation by Lee and Rice; (2) the microwave absorption is suppressed by impurities; and (3) charged impurities are strikingly more effective in supressing the anomalous properties. These conclusions provide very strong evidence for Fröhlich sliding-mode conductivity in the nominally pure compound.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)811-814
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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