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Title: Transport of charge-density waves in the presence of disorder: classical pinning versus quantum localization.

Abstract

We consider the interplay of the elastic pinning and the Anderson localization in the transport properties of a charge-density wave in one dimension, within the framework of the Luttinger model in the limit of strong repulsion. We address a conceptually important issue of which of the two disorder-induced phenomena limits the mobility more effectively. We argue that the interplay of the classical and quantum effects in transport of a very rigid charge-density wave is quite nontrivial: the quantum localization sets in at a temperature much smaller than the pinning temperature, whereas the quantum localization length is much smaller than the pinning length.

Authors:
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  1. (Materials Science Division)
  2. (
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1009340
Report Number(s):
ANL/MSD/JA-68762
Journal ID: 0031-9007; TRN: US1101372
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Phys. Rev. Lett.; Journal Volume: 99; Journal Issue: 2007
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
ENGLISH
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; CHARGE DENSITY; WAVE PROPAGATION; MAGNETIC FLUX; ORDER PARAMETERS

Citation Formats

Mirlin, A. D., Polyakov, D. G., Vinokur, V. M., Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe), and Univ.of Karlsruhe). Transport of charge-density waves in the presence of disorder: classical pinning versus quantum localization.. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.99.156405.
Mirlin, A. D., Polyakov, D. G., Vinokur, V. M., Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe), & Univ.of Karlsruhe). Transport of charge-density waves in the presence of disorder: classical pinning versus quantum localization.. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.99.156405.
Mirlin, A. D., Polyakov, D. G., Vinokur, V. M., Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe), and Univ.of Karlsruhe). Mon . "Transport of charge-density waves in the presence of disorder: classical pinning versus quantum localization.". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.99.156405.
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title = {Transport of charge-density waves in the presence of disorder: classical pinning versus quantum localization.},
author = {Mirlin, A. D. and Polyakov, D. G. and Vinokur, V. M. and Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe) and Univ.of Karlsruhe)},
abstractNote = {We consider the interplay of the elastic pinning and the Anderson localization in the transport properties of a charge-density wave in one dimension, within the framework of the Luttinger model in the limit of strong repulsion. We address a conceptually important issue of which of the two disorder-induced phenomena limits the mobility more effectively. We argue that the interplay of the classical and quantum effects in transport of a very rigid charge-density wave is quite nontrivial: the quantum localization sets in at a temperature much smaller than the pinning temperature, whereas the quantum localization length is much smaller than the pinning length.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.99.156405},
journal = {Phys. Rev. Lett.},
number = 2007,
volume = 99,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007}
}