Theory of Josephson-type oscillations in a moving charge-density wave

S. E. Barnes, A. Zawadowski

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A theory of Josephson-type phenomena is presented, in which the two macroscopic quantum states are the two components of an incommensurate charge-density wave with opposite wave vectors. The Fermi levels of these two states are split for a moving charge-density wave and impurity scattering induces quantum oscillations. Such oscillations may be responsible for the observed narrow-band noise in materials such as NbSe3 and TaS3.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1003-1006
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1983

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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