Macroscopic quantum tunneling in quasi one-dimensional metals. I. Experiment

R. E. Thorne, J. H. Miller, W. G. Lyons, J. W. Lyding, J. R. Tucker

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A systematic program of experiments designed to test the tunneling theory of charge-density-wave conduction has been carried out over a wide temperature range below three different Peierls transitions in NbSe3 and TaS3. The results support the hypothesis that charge-density waves depin by quantum tunneling, and are in detailed and consistent agreement with predictions of the model described in the companion paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1006-1009
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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