Scaling behavior in the charge-density-wave conductivity of niobium triselenide

X. J. Zhang, N. P. Ong

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Abstract

In the non-Ohmic regime the total differential conductivity of NbSe3 obeys a simple scaling relationship when the Ohmic conductivity 0 is used as the scaling parameter, viz., dj(E,0)/dE=g(0)+f(0) E. This equation is valid for fields E varying from 2ET up to 500ET at 50 K (where ET is the threshold field). We have also verified it over the range of temperatures 50 K>T>15 K. Implications for the theory of charge-density-wave transport are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2919-2922
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume55
Issue number26
DOIs
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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