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AC and DC Conductivity of Charge Density Waves
  • Yen-Lin Chen
Yen-Lin Chen
Cornell University
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Abstract

In this final report for ECE 5390/ MSE 5472, the tunneling model for charge density waves (CDW) in the quasi-one-dimensional material will be used to derive both DC and AC conductivity. The DC conductivity in the absence of AC signals has a threshold voltage, above which the conductivity is non-zero. The AC conductivity follows the same behavior due to the photon-assisted tunneling of CDW but there is an additional resonance contribution. Finally, the conductivity for mixed DC/AC signals is shown with the photon-assisted conductivity at low field and resonant AC conductivity.