Evidence for bulk "narrow-band noise" in NbSe3: Thermal-gradient studies

J. W. Lyding, J. S. Hubacek, G. Gammie, R. E. Thorne

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Current oscillations or "narrow-band noise" peaks associated with nonlinear charge-density wave conduction in NbSe3 are studied in the presence of a thermal gradient. Multiple splitting of the spectral noise peaks are observed for both Peierls transitions, suggesting the formation of velocity-coherent regions having a minimum length of 100 μm. These results are consistent with narrow-band-noise models in which current oscillations result from bulk interaction between the sliding charge-density wave and the impurity pinning potential.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4341-4344
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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