Thermally Stimulated Depolarization of the Charge-Density Wave in K0.3MoO3
We have found that K0.3MoO3 acts as a current source on heating after the charge-density wave has been frozen into a metastable state by cooling to 4.2 K in the presence of small electric fields. The current emitted is dependent on the magnitude of the field applied on cooling, reflecting differences in the frozen-in metastable states. The relaxation of the charge-density wave from its metastable state is thermally activated and occurs with a distribution of relaxation times.
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Cava, Robert J.; Fleming, R. M.; Rietman, Edward A.; Dunn, R. G.; and Schneemeyer, Lynn, "Thermally Stimulated Depolarization of the Charge-Density Wave in K0.3MoO3" (1984). Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works. 449.