The voltage power spectrum of NbSe3 has been studied in the upper charge-density wave (CDW) state where only one CDW exists. In the non-Ohmic regime sharp spikes appear in the spectrum. The frequency of these spikes increases monotonically with current as in the lower CDW state. We study the "fine structure" of the spectrum and find evidence for "frequency pulling" between the modes. A linear coupled-mode treatment is used to model this effect. There is also evidence of heterodyning of an intrinsic (current independent) 2MHz mode. We briefly discuss these phenomena in terms of Fröhlich sliding conductivity. Difficulties with the simple two-fluid model as well as models based on solid state turbulence are pointed out.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Materials Chemistry