Electric field breakdown of charge-density-wave-induced anomalies in NbSe3

P. Monçeau, N. P. Ong, A. M. Portis, A. Meerschaut, J. Rouxel

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Abstract

We report the suppression by electric fields of longitudinal resistivity anomalies at 145 and 59 K in the compound NbSe3. Sample resistance was determined by conventional four-probe dc measurement as well as with short current pulses. We attribute the observed suppression to Zener breakdown across extremely small gaps introduced by the presence of charge density waves.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)602-606
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume37
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1976
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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